Jaynal Ho‘oleina Ioane returns to Kīpuka after six years at University Housing. She is a graduate of UH Hilo with baccalaureate degrees in history and anthropology and a minor in Hawaiian studies.
Jaynal Ho‘oleina Ioane is the new student development coordinator at Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, effective Jan. 16. The email announcement yesterday from the center’s director, Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, says Ioane will be responsible for developing and implementing student success initiatives for Native Hawaiian students in collaboration with other UH Hilo programs and offices.
A graduate of UH Hilo with baccalaureate degrees in history and anthropology and a minor in Hawaiian studies, Ioane has worked in various positions within University Housing at UH Hilo for over six years. In 2013, she was selected as the inaugural coordinator to develop and implement the Living and Learning Communities program, a partnership between Kīpuka and University Housing.
She also served as the residential coordinator for the Kupa ‘Āina Summer Bridge program, a collaboration between the UH Hilo Office of the Chancellor, Kamehameha Schools, and Kīpuka to transition Native Hawaiian and other underrepresented students from primarily Hawai‘i Island high schools and UH community colleges to UH Hilo.
Previously, Ioane was the leadership development specialist for Kīpuka with a significant role in organizing ‘Aha Haumāna, an annual Hawaiian leadership conference for UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College students, and Eia Hawai‘i, a monthly lecture series aimed at developing a Hawaiian worldview at UH Hilo and Mālama Kaiāulu. She also specialized in engaging students with culturally relevant service learning activities around Hawai‘i Island.