Vice Chancellor for Administration

Photo of Kathy Wong NakamuraKathy Wong-Nakamura most recently served as UH West Oʻahu Director of Information Technology. She joined the University in August 2014 after eight years with Hawaiian Airlines as the Managing Director where she was responsible for all applications development, integration, project management, and business intelligence.

Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, she spent 13 years at Kamehameha Schools as Integration and Development Manager, and had responsibilities for all application implementation, maintenance and integration. She also played a leadership role for the Keʻeau and Pukalani K-12 campuses’ IT infrastructure and technology requirements and deployment working closely with the facilities group, various consultants and vendors.

As the Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration (VCA), Wong-Nakamura serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the institution and is charged with the day-to-day operation and oversight for and the development of long and short-range plans in the areas of finance and budget, human resources, information technology, facilities maintenance and repairs, environmental health and safety, and auxiliary services, among other duties.

Wong-Nakamura earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a Bachelor of General Studies in Computer Science degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has also earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.