POSTED: 02:16 p.m. HST, Apr 04, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 03:26 p.m. HST, Apr 04, 2011
Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama President and Headmaster Michael J. Chun announced today he will resign at the end of the 2011-12 school year.
“The next 15 months will allow Kamehameha Schools to conduct a thorough search for the leader who will build on the good work of the KSK staff and faculty over the last two decades. I believe KSK is well-positioned for this transition,” Chun said in a statement.
The 2011-12 school year will be Chun’s 24th as head of Kamehameha Schools.
“On behalf of Kamehameha Schools, I thank him for his dedication to fulfilling Pauahi’s vision and for 23 years of leadership marked by professionalism and integrity and founded on Christian values and deep aloha for our haumäna and their ‘ohana, our faculty and our staff. He will retire in June 2012 as the longest serving president in the history of Kamehameha Schools,” Kamehameha CEO Dee Jay Mailer said in the statement.
Chun was apponited president of the Kapalama campus in April 1988. He is a 1961 graduate of Kamehameha and is the school's 10th president and headmaster, the school's website says.
He is the longest-serving president in school history, Mailer said.