Germany, Russia
International Education Administrator Seminar

Charles Sasaki is Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Hawaii – Windward Community College. WCC is a small community college on the island of Oahu, located 12 miles from Honolulu.  At WCC, Sasaki oversees the college's STEM, social sciences, veterinary technology, and Career & Technical Education efforts including the state's only veterinary technician program.

Prior to joining WCC, Sasaki served in senior leadership roles in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer, principally in open enrollment institutions. He began his career as a faculty member teaching American Ethnic Studies and Sociology and earned tenure and his college’s Distinguished Teaching Award for his work in those disciplines.

With particular interest in the needs of underserved and disadvantaged student populations, Sasaki has consulted for several institutions on curricular transformation and the assessment of learning outcomes. He consults annually with the United Negro College Fund to advise on the allocation of over 1.6 billion dollars in scholarship support through the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. 

Sasaki is fortunate to have been awarded two Fulbrights. In 2008, he traveled to Germany to participate in the International Education Administrators Seminar and in 2012, was a member of the five-person Community College Administrators Seminar delegation to Russia. Sasaki has also held grants in Korean Studies and Japanese History from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has participated in international education programs in the United Kingdom (NASPA, 2010) and Japan (Fulbright-Hays, 1998.)