District Governor Elect
Sandy Matsui

 
 
Sandy has been a proud member of the Rotary Club of Kāneʻohe since 1992. After she served as Club President in 2011-2012, her Rotary journey led to new adventures serving District 5000 as Assistant Governor for three years, District Secretary, District Trainer and as a member of the Host Organizing Committee for the Rotary International Convention that was scheduled to be held in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi in 2020. 
 
Sandy entered her professional career journey wanting to make a difference and began directing programs at California State University, Bakersfield fulfilling her passion to expand educational opportunities for low-income, underrepresented students to gain access to and graduate from college.  She spent over a decade serving in executive leadership positions on national and regional boards educational associations. In 1992, her journey brought her to Hawaiʻi to serve as the Dean of Student Services at Windward Community College, University of Hawaiʻi. Currently, she serves as a faculty member at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa advising student leaders who govern, manage and run college media programs. She feels fortunate to be able to continue to make a difference in her professional life working with college students, as well as her life as a Rotarian serving the community and the world.
 
Sandy and her husband Gerry are blessed with two sons, Gerand and GeRysand. Their ohana also includes Khaleesi (miniature dachshund) who serves as Gerry’s service dog and Sandyʻs source of emotional comfort and support, a cat, chinchilla, cockatiels, turtles, opa’e and more. The Matsui Cabanilla 'Ohana is looking forward to 2021-22 when Sandy will have an opportunity to humbly serve as the D5000 District Governor to Serve with Aloha to Change Lives.