New UH Hilo faculty, staff and administrator list for fall 2019

Gregg Chun, Ashley Magallanes, Nyssa Kushi, and Bonnie Irwin stand for photo.
From left, Gregg Chun, Ashley Magallanes, Nyssa Kushi, and Bonnie Irwin at welcome event held Sept, 12, 2019. Photo courtesy University Relations.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo welcomes the following new faculty, staff, and administrators to campus for fall 2019:

Office of the Chancellor

  • Bonnie D. Irwin, Chancellor

Academic Affairs

  • Office of Academic Affairs
    • Lenore Puuohau-Pummill, Fiscal Specialist
  • College of Agroculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
    • Nicholas Krueger, Instructor
    • Cyra Macanas, Academic Support
  • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Leanne Day, Assistant Professor of English
    • Bradley Holland, Assistant Professor of Political Science
    • Christopher Knudson, Assistant Professor of Geography
    • Colby Miyose, Instructor of Communication
    • Kimberly Russell, Instructor of English
    • Raquel Zane, Office Assistant.
  • College of Natural Health Sciences
    • Bryon Applequist, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
    • Scott Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
  • College of Business and Economics
    • Deborah Hughes, Instructor of Accounting
    • Todd Inouye, Assistant Professor of Management
    • Benjamin Zenk, Instructor of Management
    • Sukhwa Hong, Assistant Professor of Data Science & Business Administration
    • Amirhossein Mohammadian, Assistant Professor of Economics.
  • Pharmacy
    • Robert Birdsall Jr, IT Specialist

Student Affairs

  • Yukiko Hanashiro, International Admissions Counselor
  • William Kelly, Associate Director for Residence Life
  • Frank Kuo, Assistant Director, Counseling Services
  • Amy McKee, Transfer Counselor
  • Calvin Slayton, Assistant Director of Aquatics and Motor Pool

Administrative Affairs

  • Kevin Hand, Electrician
  • Ivan Ng, Jr, Janitor
  • Deaton Silva, Air Conditioning Mechanic


  • Paul Regrutto, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
  • Trek Rundle, Athletic Trainer

Office of Equal Opportunity

  • Ashley Magallanes, Administrative Officer

University Relations

  • Nyssa Kushi, Director of Institutional Marketing


  • Greg Chun, Senior Advisor to the UH Board of Regents, the UH President, and the UH Hilo Chancellor in overseeing the responsibilities of the UH System on Maunakea