Honolulu CC Chancellor Named Emerging Leader

Hawaiʻi Business Magazine‚Äôs 20 for the Next 20 Leaders

Honolulu Community College
Billie K T Lueder, (808) 845-9187
Communications & External Affairs, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Mar 7, 2014

Chancellor Erika L. Lacro at the Automotive Facility.
Chancellor Erika L. Lacro at the Automotive Facility.

Honolulu Community College Chancellor, Dr. Erika L. Lacro, was recently named as one of 20 for the Next 20 Leaders in the March 2014 issue of Hawaiʻi Business Magazine. 

Each year, Hawaiʻi Business selects 20 emerging leaders who have already made big contributions to Hawaiʻi and expect to have an even greater impact over the next two decades.

“Erika thrives on challenges and 'gets the job done' through her leadership and collaborative style that engages Honolulu Community College’s students, faculty, and staff with their partners in the community, business, and industry,” says Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton.

“Erika is an active and visible force in the local Kalihi-Pālama community and in the larger Honolulu urban area,” says Honolulu CC’s faculty development coordinator Jerry Cerny. “She has an outstanding future for advanced leadership positions in the UH system.”

Lacro administers Honolulu CC’s $33 million operating budget and serves as the principal investigator on several grants including a $24.6 million Department of Labor grant. A strong business background in private industry has facilitated Lacro’s rapid rise to her current position in higher education. She holds a PhD from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in communication and information sciences.