T. Kā eo Duarte, Ph.D.

Kā’eo is Vice President of Community Engagement & Resources at Kamehameha Schools. His group oversees Kamehameha Schools’ community-facing resources and initiatives in nine regions statewide, leading both ʻāina and educational portfolios in an effort to unify and elevate people, programs, and lands for more effectiveness and impact. This includes more than 360,000 acres of agricultural and conservation lands, community resource centers, and sustainability initiatives. KS community education programs serve 13,000 haumana and kumu across the state, working in partnership with DOE and Native Hawaiian-focused Charters Schools. In addition, the Community Engagement & Resources group partners with a multitude of aligned schools, businesses and non-profit service providers across the pae ʻāina.

Prior to this role, he served as KS regional asset manager on Hawaiʻi Island. He joined KS in 2004 as the statewide water resources manager. Kaeo is from the ahupua‘a of Holualoa, Kona, on Hawai‘i island. He holds a B.S.E. in civil engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.