UH Hilo Diversity Committee

The UH Hilo Diversity Committee serves as an advisory committee to the chancellor.

The charge of the UH Hilo Diversity Committee is to assist the UH Hilo campus "to cultivate, sustain and reflect a diverse, multicultural university that is rooted in the indigenous history of Hawai‘i" (UH Hilo Strategic Plan 2011-2015). The committee provides advice, consultation and recommendations to the chancellor and his senior leadership team that help UH Hilo promote a diverse, inclusive and respectful campus community. It serves as a venue for facilitating campus-wide dialogue on diversity issues related to our living, learning and working environment.




  • Dana-Lynn Koomoa-Lange, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (faculty)
  • Hannah-Wu, Coordinator, Women's Center


  • Norman Arancon, Assistant Professor of Horticulture (faculty)
  • TBD, Student Representative
  • Kristi Doran, Office Assistant, Office of Campus Technology
  • Audrey Hirayama, Secretary, Athletics (staff)
  • TBD, Student Representative
  • Michael Marshall, Professor of Art (faculty)
  • Scott Saft, Assistant Professor of Linguistics (faculty)
  • Zachary Street, Associate Director, National Student Exchange (staff)

Ex officio Members:

  • Randy Hirokawa, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (administration)
  • Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (administration)
  • Jennifer Stotter, Director, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (administration)
  • Kalei Rapoza, Associate Director, Human Resources
  • Susan Shirachi, Director, University Disability Services (faculty)

Call for Proposals

2014-2015 Call for Proposals. Deadline to submit is December 12, 2014. See also Call for Proposals web page.