Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Members of the Staff Team
Dr. Kelly Oaks, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (808) 933-0859 | Office: Student Services Bldg., Room 210
Kelly joined us in July 2011, and serves as the designee for the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in her absence. As a member of the VCSA's senior cabinet, she helps provide overall leadership, direction and oversight to the Division of Student Affairs' units, programs, and functions. She directly supervises Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, Minority Access & Achievement Programs, the Women's Center, Disability Services, and UH Hilo's TRIO Grant Programs. In her role as Dean of Students, Kelly coordinates the campus' response to student-related crises, serves as the Chief Judicial Officer who investigates alleged Student Conduct Code violations, and provides advocacy and support to students who are experiencing difficulty during their time as a student. She also provides campus-wide guidance and leadership to increase student access, retention and success, as well as serves as a knowledgeable consultant to administrators, faculty and staff on a wide range of student-related policies and procedures.
Andrea Adrian, Secretary to the Vice Chancellor
E-mail: email@example.com | Phone: (808) 974-7335 | Office: Student Services Bldg., Room 208
Andrea provides all administrative support to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, including maintaining her calendar and developing a majority of her correspondence. She also serves as the Human Resources Liaison for the Division of Student Affairs, and in this capacity generates, tracks and maintains all documentation associated with personnel-related actions. In her role, Andrea provides appropriate information regarding resources and referrals to students, parents, faculty and many other callers/visitors to the VCSA Office. Finally, she ensures that communication within the Division, as well as between the Division and other administrative areas across campus, occurs in a timely manner.
Elenita Hopkins, Interim Budget Manager & Fiscal Planner
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (808) 974-7335 | Office: Student Services Bldg., Room 209
Having joined the team on July 2nd, 2012, Elenita provides budget oversight and fiscal planning support to all units in the Division of Student Affairs. She also manages all procurement needs for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and helps to develop new revenue streams. In addition, Elenita serves as a consultant to DSA staff/faculty and student leaders on relevant fiscal policies and helps ensure that all funds are expended in a responsible manner, consistent with the Division's mission, goals, and strategic priorities. When not fulfilling her duties for the Division, Elenita enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
John Oshima, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
E-mail: email@example.com | Phone: (808) 974-7335 | Office: Student Services Bldg., Room 209
John provides support to the VCSA office, as well as to the many units across the Division of Student Affairs, in the following key areas: general administrative duties, off-campus housing liaison, event and meeting management (including staffing the Enrollment Management Implementation Team and the Divisional Town Hall meetings); technology planning, web page maintenance, and desktop user support; promotions, marketing and graphic design; developing PowerPoint presentations and other multimedia materials; and researching information for Divisional reports and similar materials. In addition, John lends his artistic abilities to the job by helping us document important Division of Student Affairs and campus-wide events with his great photography skill
Lalii Remengesau, Student Assistant
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (808) 974-7335 | Office: Student Services Bldg., Room 209
Lalii is our newest team member - she started working with us on November 1st! Originally from Palau, she is a senior at UH Hilo majoring in Communications, and comes to the VCSA Office with work experience in a variety of community-based organizations. She has also been active with RISO's and CSO's here on our campus. In her capacity as Student Assistant, Lalii will be providing support for a variety of administrative and receptionist duties, including but not limited to filing, typing, answering phones, making referrals to various campus resources, and designing flyers, etc.