UH Hilo “Meet the Deans” events make an impression on prospective students

Students who have been accepted to UH Hilo for Fall 2015, and their parents, were invited to attend the sessions, which included good food and lively conversation.

By Susan Enright.

Rustic lodge interior. The two deans mingle with guests seated at large farm table.
UH Hilo deans Krishna Dhir (standing at left) and Randy Hirokawa (at right) mingle and chat with prospective students and their families at a recent “Meet the Deans” event held at a restaurant on Kaua‘i. Courtesy photo.

Each year, the Office of Admissions at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo organizes and hosts “Meet the Deans” events to connect with prospective students and their families around the state. Students who have been accepted to UH Hilo for Fall 2015, and their parents, were invited to attend recent sessions, which included good food and lively conversation.

Krishna Dhir, dean of the College of Business and Economics, and Randy Hirokawa, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, attended sessions on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Maui. Bruce Mathews, dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, joined in on Maui.

Randy Hirokawa
Randy Hirokawa

“We do short presentations of our colleges and programs within them,” says Hirokawa. “But mostly, as you can see from the photos, we mingle and interact with the students and their parents. It shows UH Hilo is a place that cares enough for our students to send our deans to meet with them. It makes an impression on prospective students and their parents.”

Also taking part at all events was a UH Hilo admissions officer, a financial aid counselor, and selected faculty and students to talk about their programs.

 

About the writer of this story: Susan Enright is a public information specialist for the Office of the Chancellor and editor of UH Hilo Stories. She received her bachelor of arts in English and certificate in women’s studies from UH Hilo.