The committees are designed to help address and resolve specific issues of interest at UH Hilo. Standing Committees are permanent committees specializing in the consideration of particular subject areas of interest that the senate deems important based on student input. Ad-Hoc Committees are created throughout the year for a specific purpose, case, or situation at hand.
Committee Guidelines & Chairs
1. Executive Committee
President Victoria Taomia,
This committee shall be comprised of the Executive board members, review items to be added to the Senate agenda, oversee all personnel and/or litigation issues.
Senator at Large Brittany Luna,
This committee shall coordinate and extend UHHSA Senate services and programs to R.I.S.O.’s;, correspond with R.I.S.O.’s regarding funding rules, guidelines, activities and UHHSA Senate updates;and assist fellow senators in preparation and submission of resolutions, bills, or other legislation related to the UHHSA Senate for its action.
For Registered Independent Student Organizations:
3. Public Relations
Senator at Large Lottie Haleck,
This committee shall monitor all UHHSA bulletin boards, assist UHHSA-sponsored R.I.S.O.'s in public relations, spread awareness of UHHSA affairs, enforce promotion of UHHSA sponsored activities, and manage a calendar of events. The chair of this committee shall serve as alternate Spokesperson for UHHSA in the absence of the President.
This subcommittee shall provide a records representative at every UHHSA event or activity. They are responsible for documenting events, and building an organized database of UHHSA records. This subcommittee shall not be responsible for output of records. Records include various media such as photographs, event flyers, video, and relevant documents.
CAFNRM Senator Alexander Pulley,
This committee shall accelerate the university's ability to provide for the needs of its current and future members without compromising the long term health and vitality of our biosphere and society.The committee’s projects will focus on making tangible and quantifiable changes within the university and community that will further advance its mission. An underlying goal of the committee is to advocate for and obtain a substantial investment by the university to institutionalize the mission in the form of a funded UH Hilo Office of Sustainability.
CoBE Senator Caesar Mendoza,
This committee shall research and advocate for the student body at all levels of governance and work towards representing UHHSA in a professional and recognizable manner.
6. Oh Hell (Study Week)
Data Director Danny Arase,
This committee shall provide an after hours study environment the week prior to finals of each Fall and Spring semester.
7. U.H.S.C. (University of Hawaiʻi Student Caucus)
CoAS Senator Kevianna Adams,
This committee shall represent students by monitoring system level issues, hosting caucus meetings held at UH Hilo, and represent UHHSA at caucus meetings.
Senator at Large Emme Furuya,
This committee shall plan and coordinate commencement reception (location, entertainment, food, and security). Ensure UHHSA representation at the commencement ceremony and reception.
9. Hilo Ambassador
Graduate Senator Niloofar Soltanipour,
This committee shall provide funding for UH Hilo students to gain exposure of Hilo as representatives of UH Hilo. Inform faculty of different possibilities for students. Select individual students for opportunities. Expand the ambassador program, and move towards separating the committee from UHHSA.
10. Board of Regents Delegates
Executive Senator at Large Micheal Taylor,
This committee shall consist of two senators who will attend monthly Board of Regents (B.O.R.) meetings. Their role is to gather information on policies and actions that may affect UH Hilo.
This committee shall be responsible for facilitating all aspects of the UHHSA elections which take place every year during the Spring semester.
Responsibilities include: - promoting UHHSA throughout the entire year in order to ensure candidate transparency for each of UHHSA’s senate positions; - for filling any open positions on the UHHSA senate as they become vacant throughout the year. - This committee may also serve as the president's interviewing panel for filling any open positions on the UHHSA senate as they become vacant throughout the year. - The chairperson of this committee shall be known as the Chief Elections Officer. - Upon accepting the role of Chief Elections Officer, this student is not eligible for candidacy in the UHHSA election they are responsible for facilitating.
UHHSA Senators also represent students on the following Campus Committees:
- Faculty Congress
- CAS Senate Committee
- Enrollment Management Implementation Team (EMIT)
- Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC)
- Long Range Budget Planning Committee
- Student Life Center Advocacy
- Strategic Plan Progress Review Team
- Excellence in Teaching Award
- Excellence in Service Award
- Parking Appeals Board
- Financial Aid & Scholarship Advisory