Hong appointed UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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Date: Monday, December 3, 2007
Contact: Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, (808) 974-7444

For Immediate Release

Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, today announced the selection of Dr. Luoluo Hong to the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, effective January 1, 2008.

Hong is presently dean of student affairs for Arizona State University’s (ASU) West campus, which serves as the University’s liberal arts learning center for 8,200 students. Prior to joining ASU, Hong served as dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Shepherd College, and director of wellness education and outreach services at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Hong received a BA in psychology from Amherst College, earned a master’s in public health in health promotion, policy and resources from Yale University, and received her PhD in educational leadership and research from Louisiana State University.

Hong’s achievements at ASU’s West campus include the record enrollment of 558 full-time, first-time freshmen in Fall 2006, the development of a strong student-centered partnership between academic affairs and student affairs, and assumption of oversight for campus residence life programs from a third-party private vendor which increased residence hall occupancy by 38 percent and doubled lease renewal rates.

“We’re very pleased to have attracted a candidate with such outstanding qualifications for this important position,” Tseng said. “Dr. Hong’s expertise in managing enrollment and improving student services will enable us to continue building on the gains we’ve made in these areas.”

In addition to her current duties as dean of student affairs, Hong serves as a clinical associate professor of criminology and criminal justice. She has also been a nationally known speaker, trainer and consultant since 1995, providing programming and services to colleges, universities and regional/national student conferences in the areas of leadership, health, and social justice.

“From the first time I stepped foot onto the campus of UH Hilo, I knew that this was a very special place,” remarked Hong. “I cannot say enough how honored and excited I am about the opportunity to help continue its forward momentum toward expansion and excellence. I am looking forward to working with all of the students, staff and faculty at UH Hilo.”

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