UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Multicolored circle The UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves as an advisory committee to the chancellor. This committee works toward the UH Hilo vision to create a campus environment that cultivates, sustains, and reflects a diverse, multicultural university that is rooted in the indigenous culture and history of Hawaiʻi. Committee members are tasked with leading the campus in:

  • Creating a climate that eliminates false dichotomies (for example: “culture versus science,” “us versus them”) and increases empathy and understanding;
  • Developing a more diverse workforce to ensure our students have role models with whom they can relate;
  • Increasing focus on strengths and commonalities as we identify stereotypes and implicit biases;
  • Broadening our understanding of diversities and the impact of these diversities on one’s lived experience even as we recognize and unpack the privileges some may be born into;
  • Enhancing understanding of our human interconnectedness by increasing opportunities to network and engage in active learning;
  • Driving innovative research and collaboration across the university as we break down barriers and partner with others to yield research productivity and excellence;
  • Promoting empathy, understanding and healing (historic trauma, inequality); and
  • Engaging with the local community to increase opportunities to learn from each other and advance overlapping agendas.

Call for Proposals

2021-2023 Members

Chairs:

  • Jenna Waipa, Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX
  • Jennifer Stotter, Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX

DEI Committee Members:

  • Norman Arancon, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management
  • Leanne Day, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dane "Malu" Dudoit, Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
  • Jaynal “Hoʻoleina” Ioane, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
  • Kristi “Kea” Kapahua, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Margary Martin, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jamison Montgomery, Athletics
  • Andrea “Mārata” Tamaira, College of Arts and Sciences

Executive Advisory Committee Members:

  • Helen “Yolisa” Duley, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Dana-Lynn Koʻomoa-Lange, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
  • Michael Marshall, College of Arts and Sciences

Student Leadership Members:

  • Kuʻuhiapo Jeong, Undergraduate Student

Ex officio Members:

  • Donnette “Lei” Kapono, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor