UHHSA Senate

Get to know your senate. Who is representing you? Here are photos and information for this year's UHHSA Senate. Please check back as there will be more and more added to this page.

President: Kelson Ho'omano Pakele



To some I'm known as Kelson, to others I'm known as K3!N@ (Keino: [kay-no]). This being my third year on senate, many know me as just Ho'omano. I'm a communication major and plan to graduate in Spring 2010. Hobbies of mine are ukulele, basketball, and computers. Proud to be President of UHHSA and hope we have a great new year!

As of September 27, 2009 I was voted into the Executive Chair position for the UH Student Caucus. This is going to be a great new year!

Email: kpakele@hawaii.edu


Vice President : Jesse Keone Potter


Aloha all, my name is Jesse Keone Potter. I was born in Mountain View just outside of Hilo, grew up in Kamuela, and went to high school on the West side of the island. Been in Hilo since 2004 and am loving my time here at UH Hilo. I am a double major, with Communications and Agriculture with a specialization in Tropical Horticulture. I am very excited to be working for the betterment of our university and the Big Island as a whole. The Big Island is my home, and so I feel a desire to take care of it, to malama i ka 'aina. If not working or going to school, I'm outside getting wet or dirty, or anything else that gets me going and centered. I love talking story and sharing laughs. So stop by and let's talk story, share some aloha, and make things better!

Email: jpotter@hawaii.edu


Treasurer: Maleka Cook


Aloha mai kākou,
My name is Maleka Cook and I am from a little remote place called Hāna on the island of Maui. Some of the things I like to do is swim, hike, fish, and hang out with my family and friends. I do my best to help others and I hope that being a part of UHHSA, I will be able to help you.

Email: maleka@hawaii.edu


Data Director/Secretary: {vacant}

[Currently we are awaiting constitutional amendments until we can fill this position. For more information please contact UHHSA.]

Minimum Requirements:

- Have (1) one year Chartered Student Organization (CSO) Executive board experience.

- Have skills to record minutes for all UHHSA Senate meetings.

- Organize data collected regarding UHHSA business (ex. minutes, senate bills, reports, etc.).

[Stop by UHHSA office, Campus Center Rm 211 for more details]


Executive Senator: Candace Miki'ala Akiona


Candace is my first name...but I prefer to be called by my hawaiian middle name, Miki'ala (or Miki for short). Some of my hobbies include community service, paddling, sailing, ultimate frisbee, and hiking. This is my second year of college and my major is Nursing. As the Executive Senator and Public Relations Chair this year, I commit to serving our university community with a positive and productive attitude. Onipaʻa

Email: cmma@hawaii.edu


College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Senator : Glen "G" Lefiti Jr.


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Email: lefitijr@hawaii.edu


College of Business & Econmics (CoBE) Senator: Maralei Keala Barnett


My name is Keala. I'm a Business Administration Major and have been elected as the 2009-2010 College of Business and Economics (CoBE) Senator. Two of my favorite things to do are spend time with my 'ohana and bodyboard! I also love to malama this 'aina because of my inherent connection to the land. My favorite past time is working in lo'i kalo. I also like learning about ancient cultures on The History Channel. Thai food runs a close second to laulau, kalua pig, lomi-lomi salmon and poi (so 'ono!) One day, I want to travel the world. E malama pono!"

Email: maralei@hawaii.edu


College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) Senator: Jessie Watson


Hey my name is Jessie and I am your CAFNRM senator for UHHSA! I like surfing, sailing, flying kites, gardening and raising baby animals. I believe in being active and doing what I can do to make UHH and the world a better place. Voice your opinion and tell me what you think can be done to improve the school, your program, club or anything to improve life for the students here at UH Hilo. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Email: watsonj@hawaii.edu


Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikolani College of Hawaiian Language (KCHL) Senator: Jean Ku'ulei Bezilla


Aloha mai kākou a pau e nā haumāna o ke kula nui o Hawai‘i ma Hilo! My name is Jean “Ku‘ulei” Bezilla. You can call me Jean, Ku‘ulei, or the funniest: Bezilla! I am the youngest of five children (you may have seen/ know some of my siblings on campus) born in Hilo and raised in Keaukaha… and I am your representing senator for Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke’elikŌlani College of Hawaiian Language! I enjoy going to the beach or traveling on random adventures. I also like spending time socializing with friends and meeting new people. I LOVE to hula and speak Hawaiian. I feel that there is so much interesting things about the Hawaiian culture that we have yet to fully see and experience- however, there is hope :). No laila (hence/therefore), if there is anything I can do for you as part of your UH-Hilo Student Association or if you just want to talk, mai hilahila (no shame/ don’t be shy)!

Email: jbezilla@hawaii.edu


College of Pharmacy (CoP) Senator: Daniel Hu

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Email: danielhu@hawaii.edu


Graduate Senator: Stefan Kropidlowski


Info: Monkies find me soothing.

Email: stefanj@hawaii.edu


Senator at Large/B.O.M.B. Rep: Kamuela Bannister


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Email: kamuelab@hawaii.edu


Senator at Large/S.A.C. Rep: Nick Turner


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Email: nrturner@hawaii.edu


Senator at Large/B.O.S.P. Rep: David Pope

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Email: dmpope@hawaii.edu


Faculty Advisor: Michael Marshall

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Email: mdmarsha@hawaii.edu


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