Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Maui College
Dr. John McKee
Dr. John McKee was appointed Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs in August, 2010, after serving in the role on an interim basis for several months. McKee joined Maui College in October of 2009 as the Assistant Dean of Instruction.
Dr. McKee has applied his executive leadership skills toward the college’s efforts to fulfill its missions to meet workforce training needs of employers today while preparing Maui College students for the STEM career opportunities of the future.
Prior to joining the UHMC administration, McKee was Division Dean for Science and Engineering at Portland Community College (PCC), where he had oversight over a range of science and technology programs — including biology, physics and chemistry, computer science, information technology systems and engineering. While at PCC he led the development of a comprehensive “Green Technology” program and curriculum comprehensive plan for the 90,000 student, multi-campus, district. Moreover, he served as the President of the Oregon Academy of Science and in this role led efforts to promote and expand science and technology educational opportunities for Oregon high school and middle school students.
Prior to PCC he served as Dean of Business and Technology at Clark College and as Co-Director of the Washington State University, Vancouver Science and Engineering Institute.
Originally from Stevenson, Washington, McKee holds a doctorate of education in community college leadership from Oregon State University. He earned a master of arts in teaching and his bachelor of arts in social science from Alaska Pacific University. His early career included service as executive director of an agricultural development project for Alaska natives, as project director for Habitat for Humanity in Bend, Oregon, and as a consultant developing a telemedicine business plan for the Central Oregon Hospital Network.