Luoluo Hong, PhD, MPH
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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3 vice chancellors at Hale Alahonu openingIn photo, from left to right: Dr. Marcia Sakai, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs; Dr. Matt Platz, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Dr. Luoluo Hong, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Photo taken by John Oshima at opening of Hale `Alahonua residence hall on August 19, 2013.

Luoluo has served as UH Hilo's Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs since January 1, 2008. Before arriving at UH Hilo, Luoluo served as Dean of Student Affairs at the West campus and as Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Arizona State University; as Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Shepherd University; and as Director of Wellness Education & Outreach and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. She earned a BA in Psychology from Amherst College in 1990, a Master's in Public Health degree in Health Promotion & Policy from Yale University in 1992, and a PhD in Educational Leadership & Research from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1998.

In August 2010 Luoluo also became an Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy here at UH Hilo; she teaches HON 100 each Fall semester and taught SOC 394/WS 394 in Spring 2012. In addition, she serves as the faculty advisor for two student organizations: Circle K and The Guild of Games. A copy of her biography can be downloaded by clicking on the link.

Some Interesting Facts About Luoluo

PC or Mac? Both - I have an iMac desktop and a PC laptop, plus iPhone 5s and iPad Mini
Favorite food? Thai, Japanese, Indian, Greek, Italian, Mexican, French, Chinese, Korean, Cajun, it food? Then I like it!
Hobbies? PC gamer - World of Warcraft (my "main" is a level 90 human warlock who can cast Shadow Bolt in 2.42 seconds; I also have a level 85 draenei hunter and a level 80 night elf death knight as my "alts"), plus Civilization V, Diablo III, Sims 3, Starcraft II
Children? Four cats - Puck, Phoenix, Kona & Comet
Favorite movie? Lord of the Rings trilogy
Favorite TV shows? Game of Thrones, Glee, and Walking Dead
Number of times changed major in college? Seven - first biology, then physics, then math, then music, then English, then Women's Studies, then psychology
Coke or Pepsi? Neither - I drink tea, hot or iced

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, Luoluo 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

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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

Luoluo's Presentations Available for Download

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