Gail Makuakane-Lundin
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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On May 1, 2014, Gail Makuakane-Lundin entered the position of Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Please excuse the dust as we transition this site to reflect the change.

What Does the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Do?

A member of the Chancellor's senior leadership team, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides vision, leadership, direction and accountability for non-instructional and co-curricular activities, programs and services that contribute to student development, learning and success. Her role is to focus on enhancing the student experience at UH Hilo, as well as ensuring that the student perspective is accounted for and heard by administration in their decision-making.HON 100 Fall 2012 Students

Photo to right: Dr. Hong & HON 100 guest faculty with Fall 2012 freshman cohort of Chancellor's & Dorrance Scholars (taken December 2012)

At this time, the Vice Chancellor has identified the following goals and priorities to emphasize:

  • Provide effective vision, leadership, oversight, direction and management for the Division of Student Affairs during a time of fiscal challenge;
  • Lead efforts to gradually improve the access, engagement and retention of first- year students, as well as improve graduation rates, in particular for Native Hawaiian and other historically underserved students;
  • Build and sustain stronger partnerships and collaborations between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in support of initiatives to enhance student success;
  • Provide leadership for effective enrollment management planning and implementation so as to meet University strategic priorities and fiscal goals;
  • Serve as an advocate for policies, practices and programs which enhance the student experience, foster student learning/development, and encourage student involvement;
  • Serve as a consultant/resource for faculty and administrators on issues of student-related policies, student intervention and student support, etc.;
  • Identify and secure opportunities to increase student residential hall capacity, and improve the quality of student life at UH Hilo;
  • Serve as a liaison with the University of Hawaii System and with other UH campuses on student life issues.
  • Play an integral role in public relations, local outreach and development efforts to increase UH Hilo’s positive impact in the community.

Job Description for the Vice Chancellor:

Important Division of Student Affairs Documents

Division of Student Affairs Committees

Important Information for Students

Develop your leadership skills by getting involved in decisions that affect students and helping to improve the student experience. We have one of the most active student governments in the UH System. Visit the UH Hilo Student Association (UHHSA) website to learn more!

Find out how to join this new movement!
Contact Andrew Polloi, Advisor, for more info.

 

Information for Student Affairs Faculty Specialists

Student Affairs "Town Hall" Meetings

2009-10 Academic Year

  • Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM (UCB 127) - download the agenda & handouts
  • Friday, November 20, 2009 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM (UCB 127) - download the flyer & talking points
  • Friday, February 5, 2010 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM (UCB 127) - download the flyer
  • Friday, April 16, 2010 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM (UCB 127) - download the flyer
  • Thursday, June 24, 2010, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Naniloa Resort) - download the flyer and PowerPoint presentation from the 1st Annual Divisional All-Staff Retreat

2010-11 Academic Year

2011-12 Academic Year

  • Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 2:00 - 4:00 PM (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 2:00 - 4:00 PM (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 2:00 - 4:00 PM (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer

2012-13 Academic Year

  • Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 2:30 - 4:30 PM (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, December 7th, 2012 (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, April 12th, 2013 (UCB 127) - download the flyer

2013-14 Academic Year

  • Friday, August 9th, 2013 (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, October 11th, 2013 (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, December 13th, 2013 (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, February 14th, 2013 (Campus Center 301) - download the flyer
  • Friday, April 11th, 2014 (Large Multipurpose Room, New Student Services Center) - download the flyer

This site was updated July 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM HST.