Rachel Solemsaas, formerly of Seattle, has been officially tapped for the Hawaii Community College chancellor post.
She is replacing outgoing interim chancellor Joni Onishi and is slated to start July 1.
Solemsaas boasts a long history in community college finance administration. She’s worked the past four years as vice president for finance and administrative services at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nev., and previously in leadership positions at multiple Seattle-area community colleges.
Solemsaas earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and her master’s from the University of Washington.