Tammi Oyadomari-Chun

2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Tammi Oyadomari-Chun is the associate vice president for academic affairs for the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges, serving the entire state through seven colleges throughout the islands. In partnership with the UH baccalaureate institutions and other partners, Tammi leads statewide initiatives that enable more of Hawai‘i's residents to achieve their educational and career goals.

Tammi has held key positions in Hawai‘i's government and nonprofit sectors, including assistant superintendent for the Office of Strategy, Innovation, and Performance at the State of Hawaii Department of Education; vice president for programs at Hawaii Community Foundation; policy analyst for the Office of the Governor; and executive director for Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education. Previously, she also conducted education and social policy research at the RAND Corporation and the University of Pennsylvania.

She earned an educational doctorate from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. Tammi is the chair of the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders and a member of Aloha United Way’s Community Impact Council; she previously served as an inaugural board member of the Data Quality Campaign and the ‘Aina Haina Elementary School Community Council.