Michael J. Chun, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Chun was appointed President of Kamehameha Schools in April 1988. A 1961 graduate of Kamehameha, he is the schools’ tenth President and Headmaster of the Kapālama Campus. He has since retired in 2012.

Dr. Chun is an active participant in professional, community and business organizations. He is a Director of the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools, Trustee of Hawai‘i Pacific University, Board Member of the Hawai‘i Medical Services Association, and Director of the Metropolitan Board of the YMCA of Honolulu. Dr. Chun is also a Director of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Matson Navigation Company, and Bank of Hawai‘i.

Prior to his appointment as Kamehameha Schools President, Dr. Chun was Vice President of Park Engineering, a Honolulu engineering consulting firm (1985-1988), Chief Engineer of the City and County of Honolulu (1981-1985) and also taught at the University of Hawai‘i where he directed graduate instruction and research in environmental engineering (1970-1981).

In 1990, Dr. Chun was named the “Hawai‘i State Engineer of the Year” by the Hawai‘i Society of Professional Engineers.

Dr. Chun holds a Doctorate in environmental health engineering and Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. He holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawai‘i.

Dr. Chun was installed as a Member of the Board of Partners in Development on December 10, 2002.  He previously served as Secretary from November 7, 2007 - December 31, 2017.