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UH Hilo Diversity Committee

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The UH Hilo Diversity Committee serves as an advisory committee to the chancellor. The charge of the UH Hilo Diversity Committee is to assist the UH Hilo campus "to cultivate, sustain and reflect a diverse, multicultural university that is rooted in the indigenous history of Hawai╩╗i" (UH Hilo Strategic Plan 2011-2015). The committee provides advice, consultation and recommendations to the chancellor and his senior leadership team that help UH Hilo promote a diverse, inclusive and respectful campus community. It serves as a venue for facilitating campus-wide dialogue on diversity issues related to our living, learning and working environment.

Call for Proposals

2016-2017 Members



  • Norman Arancon, Associate Professor of Horticulture (faculty)
  • Kristi Doran, Office Assistant for the Office of Campus Technology
  • Audrey Hirayama, Secretary for Athletics (staff)
  • Michael Marshall, Professor of Art (faculty)
  • Scott Saft, Associate Professor of Linguistics (faculty)
  • George Karvas, Instructor, Pharmacy Practice (faculty)
  • Vanessa Aguirre (student representative)
  • Jeffrey Cabanatan (student representative)
  • Gisele Prescott (student representative)

Ex officio Members