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John Colson named Hawaii Prep Acting Director of Development


John R. Colson

John R. Colson

WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii— Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) Headmaster Lindsay Barnes announced today that a man known and admired by many in the HPA community will return to the school that he served in numerous capacities for 23 years. John R. Colson, most recently the principal at Waimea Middle School, has been named HPA’s Acting Director of Development. Colson will assume his new duties on March 1.

“Having a gentleman of John’s stature join our administrative team is not an opportunity that comes around every day,” said Barnes. “This is not an opportunity I would have predicted, but it’s one we were ready to explore when it was confirmed that John was available.”

Said Colson, “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with Lindsay and everyone else at HPA as they continue to improve the HPA Experience.“

Colson joined HPA in 1979 as a counselor and coach and taught at the school for 11 years before being named headmaster in 1991, a position he held until 2003.

Founded in 1949, Hawaii Preparatory Academy is a co-educational, college- preparatory K-12 and post-graduate boarding and day school located in Waimea on the island of Hawaii. The school’s 606 students come from the Hawaiian Islands, 17 other states and U.S. territories, and 18 other countries.

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