Division of Student Affairs Faculty

Kainoa Ariola-Sukisaki
Director, Career and Academic Advising Center
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 1995, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 2000, Gonzaga University
Kurt Dela Cruz
Senior Advisor, Career and Academic Advising Center
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 1992, University of Northern Colorado
M.S. 1996, Colorado State University
Shayna Fuerte
Director, Student Support Services Program; Academic Advisor/Counselor
Jr. Specialist
B.A., University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.S., Walden University
Ekaterina “Ekat” Kapoustina
Mental Health Counselor
Jr. Specialist
B.S. 2012, Trent University
B.S. 2017, University of Toronto Scarborough
M.A. 2020, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Chun Fang “Frank” Kuo
Director, Counseling Services
Associate Specialist
B.S. National Cheng-Chi University
M.S. Indiana University Bloomington
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Jodilyn Kunimoto
Senior Advisor, Career and Academic Advising Center
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 1991, M.Ed. 1995, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Carolina Lam
Director, Global Education
Assistant Specialist
B.A. 1998, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 2000, School for International Training
Rachel “Hualani” Loo
Acting Director, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
Jr. Specialist
B.A. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
James Mellon
Executive Director, Global and Intercultural Education Programs and Director, International Student Services and Intercultural Education
Assistant Specialist
B.A. 1984, Duke University
M.A. 1991, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Andrew Polloi
Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services
Jr. Specialist
B.A., M.A. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Susan Shirachi
Director, Disability Services
Jr. Specialist
B.S. 1978, P.D. 1983, M.Ed. 1985, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Todd Shumway
Director, Global Exchange
Jr. Specialist
A.B. 1986, Occidental College
M.Ed. 2002, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Comfort Sumida
Senior Advisor, Career and Academic Advising Center
Assistant Specialist
B.A., University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Reece Uratani
Academic Advisor, Student Support Services
Jr. Specialist
B.A. 2005, M.A. 2012, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo