Long Range Budget Planning Committee

Purpose and Composition


This committee provides

  1. broad input to the Chancellor and Chancellor Cabinet regarding budget criteria,
  2. strategies for obtaining additional university budget resources,
  3. long range strategic planning for budget, and;
  4. suggestions for methods of budget communication.

This committee assists the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs in communicating information regarding current budget status, budget process for upcoming years, and budget information that impacts the UH Hilo campus with a goal of achieving transparency and providing user friendly information.

Members of this committee shall be required to

  1. maintain a university wide viewpoint,
  2. be willing to look at strategies for developing more efficiencies,
  3. be collegial in their discussions, and;
  4. have a long range budget planning perspective.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting schedules will be coordinated via Zoom with email notification going out to members.


  • Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs (chair)
  • Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • Academic Affairs Dean
  • Academic Affairs Faculty/Staff (5)
  • Hanakahi Council (1)
  • Student Affairs Representatives (3)
  • Administrative Affairs Representative
  • Chancellor’s Area Representative
  • Director, Budget
  • Director, Institutional Research
  • Chair, Faculty Congress or Designee
  • Student Representative
  • University Relations Representative

Members (FY 2020-21)

  • Kalei Rapoza Interim Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs (chair)
  • Kris Roney Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
  • Farrah-Marie Gomes Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • Carolyn Ma Dean, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Andrey Simonov Assistant Professor, Accounting, College of Business and Economics
  • Eric Heuer Associate Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Shintaku Professor, Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management
  • Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa Associate Professor, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani/College of Hawaiian Language
  • Chatney Asato Administrative Officer, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Lei Kapono Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
  • Sherrie Padilla Enrollment Services Manager/Director of Financial Aid
  • Matt Kalahiki Administrative and Fiscal Support, Campus Center
  • Gail Makuakāne-Lundin Director, Office of Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao, UH System; Director, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
  • Mason Kuo Director of Accounting and Finance
  • Kristi Doran IT Support Technician
  • Patrick Guillen Director of Athletics
  • Lois Fujiyoshi Executive Director, Budget and Business Management
  • Brad Thiessen Director of Institutional Research
  • Randy Hirokawa Professor, Communication; Director, Health Professions Student Center
  • Aly Kakugawa-Leong Interim Director, University Relations
  • UHHSA President


  • September 12, 2007


  • September 3, 2020
  • September 12, 2014


Additional Resources: Director, Facilities, Planning and Construction; Director, Auxiliary Services; Director, Human Resources; and other Resources as needed