PHOTOS: Kīpaepae Welina Welcome Ceremony for new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Farrah-Marie Gomes

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo welcomes new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Farrah-Marie Gomes with a Kīpaepae Welina (Welcome Ceremony).

Group gathers for welcome ceremonies. Pahu at front of group.

 Farrah Marie Gomes
Farrah-Marie Gomes

A Kīpaepae Welina (Welcome Ceremony) for new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Farrah-Marie Gomes was held Dec. 14 at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The ceremony was hosted by the Office of the Chancellor and took place on the lawn between the Student Services Center and the Waiʻōlino Building, which houses the College of Business and Economics.

Previously, Gomes was the UH System interim associate vice president for student affairs. Before that she served as interim dean of the College of Continuing Education and Community Service and director of the North Hawai‘i Education and Research Center at UH Hilo. Earlier this year, she was named in the first group of Pacific Business News‘s 40 Under 40 Class of 2016.

Vice Chancellor Gomes is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from UH Hilo, her master of science in counseling psychology from Chaminade University in Honolulu, and her doctor of philosophy in educational studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Group photo of welcome ceremonies, pahu at front.

Photos by Maria Andaya, technology and education specialist, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center.