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Athletic Academic Advisory Committee

The Academic/Athletics Advisory Committee (AAAC) provides guidance and oversight in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies that balance intercollegiate athletics with academic rigor and integrity. This committee advises the Chancellor, Athletics Director, and Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) on matters pertaining to admissions decisions, academic performance, academic eligibility, and the retention and progress of student athletes toward graduation. The committee also addresess matters pertaining to the needs, interests, and concerns of student athletes.

AAAC Chairperson and FAR

Randy Y. HirokawaRandy Y. Hirokawa

Professor, Communication; Director, Health Professions Student Center

Members of the Academic/Athletic Advisory Committee

Lisa Ann AmaralLisa Ann Amaral

Assistant Director of Admissions

Steven “Steve” ColbertSteven “Steve” Colbert

Associate Professor, Marine Science

Alice E. DavisAlice E. Davis

Associate Professor, Nursing

Michele M. EbersoleMichele M. Ebersole

Professor, Education

Farrah-Marie GomesFarrah-Marie Gomes

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Patrick J GuillenPatrick J Guillen

Director of Athletics

Lindy HernLindy Hern

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Randy Y. HirokawaRandy Y. Hirokawa

Professor, Communication; Director, Health Professions Student Center

Chelsea K. Kay-WongChelsea K. Kay-Wong


Roxanne K LevensonRoxanne K Levenson

Compliance Officer

Bruce W. MathewsBruce W. Mathews

Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management; Professor, Soil Science

Sherrie K. PadillaSherrie K. Padilla

Enrollment Services Manager/Director of Financial Aid

Janet “Jan” RayJanet “Jan” Ray

Professor, Education

Cyanne Fernandez photoCyanne Fernandez

Student Representative, University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Association (UHHSA)

Bailey Gaspar photoBailey Gaspar

Student Representative, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Anna Baker-Mikkelson photoAnna Baker-Mikkelson

Student Representative, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Summary of Meetings

  • Monday, January 30, 2017
    1. Introduction of committee members
    2. Purpose and responsibilities of the committee
    3. Missed Class Policy -- Randy Hirokawa will produce draft and circulate electronically to committee members for review and comment
    4. Next meeting will be scheduled at the end of the Spring 2017 semester.

Please contact Randy Hirokawa for more information.