Please Welcome New Hawaii State Director Bernadette Howard

NASDCTEc would like to announce Bernadette Howard, the new State Director for Hawaii. Howard has a rich history at the postsecondary level – as faculty, administrator, and Dean of Career Technical Education in locations ranging from Hawaii, Guam, and the Federated States of Micronesia, with a combined 33 years of community college experience.

Other experience Howard brings to her position is that of grant writer, having have written and administered UHCC campus-level Perkins grants for 11 years; administered Honolulu Community College’s Construction Academy grant, and the Alu Like and USDA grants at Leeward Community College; wrote a successful Title VIII grant for Guam Community College, then served as project director and developed and administered Guam Community College’s postsecondary cooperative education program.

Howard has an amazing resume of achievements: finalist in the national Teacher-in-Space program, ’85 representing Guam; received a Fulbright scholarship to the People’s Republic of China, summer of ’87; received the Distinguished Service to Education award from Phi Delta Kappa, ’87; received the “Our Lady of Peace” award for volunteer service from the Catholic diocese of Honolulu, ’98.

Howard is also the NASDCTEc Region XI representative, which encompasses Hawaii, the Republic of Palau, and Guam.

NASDCTEc extends a warm welcome to Ms. Howard. She is based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, and can be reached at

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

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