Kauai chancellor plans retirement
PUHI, Kauai » Peggy Cha, the Kauai Community College chancellor for the past 10 years, announced yesterday that she will be retiring in the fall.
Cha, who served the University of Hawaii system for more than 30 years, will be missed after presiding over numerous changes at the college, officials said.
"We will be sad to see Peggy leave," said Gary Nitta, KCC's director of administrative services. "Peggy has laid a strong foundation for us to continue building KCC as a distinguished academic institution that we can all be proud of and that will serve many generations to come."
Some of the highlights accomplished during her tenure include expanding programs offered by the only college on Kauai to more than 30; starting the Academy for Future Nurses; establishing a summer internship program; and securing funding for significant campus upgrades, officials said.
There will be a "Growing a Legacy" retirement party on Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.
Proceeds from this event will benefit an endowed scholarship fund established by Cha and her sisters, Bette Uyeda and Jean Toyama, in honor of their parents.