Division of Student Affairs Faculty

K. Kainoa Ariola-Sukisaki
Director, Advising Center
Jr. Specialist
B.A., 1995, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A., 2000, Gonzaga University
Kurt Dela Cruz
Senior Advisor, Advising Center
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 1992, University of Northern Colorado
M.S. 1996, Colorado State University
Kerith Edwards
Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services
Assistant Specialist
B.S. 2002, M.A. 2004, Pennsylvania State University
M.A. 2015, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Jodilyn Kunimoto
Interim Director, Advising Center
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 1991, M.Ed. 1995, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Carolina Lam
Director, Global Education
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 1998, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 2000, School for International Training
Emily Low
Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services
Jr. Specialist
Gail Makuakāne-Lundin
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Assistant Specialist
B.A. 1978, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.S. 1978, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
James Mellon
Executive Director, Global and Intercultural Education Programs and Director, International Student Services and Intercultural Education
Associate Specialist
B.A. 1984, Duke University
M.A. 1991, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Andrew Polloi
Acting Assistant Director, Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services
Jr. Specialist
B.A., M.A, University of Hawai`i at Hilo
Susan Shirachi
Director, Disability Services
Jr. Specialist
B.S. 1978, P.D. 1983, M.Ed. 1985, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Janis Shirai
Interim Director, Academic Coordinator, Student Support Services Program (TRiO)
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 1983, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 1985, University of Texas-Austin
Todd Shumway
Director, Global Exchange
Jr. Specialist
A.B. 1986, Occidental College
M.Ed. 2002, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Comfort Sumida
Senior Advisor, Advising Center
Assistant Specialist
B.A., University of Hawai'i at Hilo
M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Leonard Woods
Director, TRiO Student Success Programs/Director, Upward Bound Programs (TRiO)
Jr. Specialist
A.A. 1969, Grand Rapids Community College
B.A. 1971, University of Northern Michigan
M.A.1975, University of Utah