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Maui College Chancellor to Retire

·By civilbeat

Clyde Sakamoto, the chancellor of the University of Hawaii’s Maui College, announced today that he’s retiring come October.

Sakamoto has worked for the UH in some capacity for 41 years and in his current role as chancellor since 1991. 

During his tenure Sakamoto has seen enrollment surge, from 2,346 students in 1990 to 4,076 students in 2013 — a 74 percent increase, according to a press release. 

He also oversees a $10 million federal Rural Development Grant and helped secure a $3 million grant for Native Hawaiian scholarships, according to the press release.