Division of Student Affairs (DSA)

Student Affairs Quick Reference List

Common Questions/Concerns and Relevant Contacts

Question/Concern About... Contact:
Academic advising: Degree requirements, students undecided about a major, etc. K. Kainoa “Kainoa” Ariola-Sukisaki , Director, Career & Academic Advising
Admissions: Admission requirements, procedures, etc. Katherine “Kati” McGinnis , Director, Admissions Office
Behavior/Conduct of Students & Care/Outreach: Disruption, drugs/ alcohol, sexual harassment/sexual assault, cheating, plagiarism, academic dishonesty, incivility, etc. Tim Moore , Interim Dean of Students
Campus & Community Service; Volunteer Activities: Lai Sha Bugado , Director, Campus Center
Career Development Services: Career assessment/exploration, job-search/interview preparation, resume development, graduate/professional school planning, etc. Marcy Martinez , Coordinator, Office of Student Employment
Counseling: Mental health, psychological/psychiatric concerns, suicidal ideation, depression, health relationships, etc. Chun Fang “Frank” Kuo , Director, Counseling Services
Disabilities: Accommodation for students, obligations of faculty, laws/ policies, etc. Susan Shirachi , Director, Disability Services
FERPA: Privacy of student records, what information you can and cannot release about students, etc. Chelsea Kay-Wong , Registrar
Financial aid: Student loans, scholarships, grants, Pell, etc. Sherrie Padilla , Director, Financial Aid Office
First-Year Experience: First Year Student Success Initiatives, Transfer Student Success Initiatives, Orientation, etc. Director, New Student Programs
General Campus Information & Visitor Services: Campus Tours, navigating campus, etc. The University Concierge
(808) 932-7799 uhhtours@hawaii.edu
General Education/graduation requirements K. Kainoa “Kainoa” Ariola-Sukisaki , Director, Advising & Career Development Services
Global Exchange Todd Shumway , Director, Global Exchange
Grades: Submitting grades, change of grades, etc. Chelsea Kay-Wong , Registrar
Hawaiian student services Tutoring, advising, advocacy, cultural events, computer lab, etc. Rachel “Hualani” Loo , Director, Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
Housing & Dining1 Residence hall applications, residential life programs, board plans, etc. Sherri “Uilani” Akau , Director, University Housing
International students: Orientation and assistance with transition to US, immigration matters, advising, advocacy, intercultural programs and events Jim Mellon , Director, International Student Services & Intercultural Education
Medical/physical health concerns1: Cold care, flu shots, immunizations, well-woman care, family planning services, medical services for students Heather Hirata , Director, Student Medical Services
National Student Exchange (NSE) Program: Holly Garriques , Coordinator, National Student Exchange
Prevention Education for Sexual Assault & Domestic/Dating Violence Jennifer Stotter , Title IX
Psychological, psychiatric care: Counseling for students, crisis intervention Chun Fang “Frank” Kuo , Director, Counseling Services
Records & registration: MyUH Services, permits/overrides, class lists, STAR online graduation audit system, graduation, veterans’ benefits certification, etc. Chelsea Kay-Wong , Registrar
Recreation, intramural sports Tim Moore , Interim Dean of Students, Campus Recreation and Wellness
Scholarships Sherrie Padilla , Director, Financial Aid Office
Sexual Misconduct: Sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, domestic violence, and stalking. Jenna Waipa , Coordinator, Title IX)
Student Clubs/Organizations: Registered Independent Student Organizations Ramona Lefcourt , Student Organization Coordinator
University of Hawaiʻi Student Association: Student Government Matthew “Matt” Kalahiki , Campus Center Assistant Director
Student Activities Council: Student Activities Ramona Lefcourt /Matthew “Matt” Kalahiki
Ka La Kumu: Student Leadership Development Lai Sha Bugado , Campus Center Director
Student employment Marcy Martinez , Coordinator, Student Employment
Student IDs1: UH Hilo & Hawaiʻi CC students, faculty & staff Matthew “Matt” Kalahiki , Campus Center Assistant Director
Student Support Services Program: Academic services for low-income, 1st generation college students and students with disabilities, including tutoring, advising, advocacy, etc. Shayna Fuerte , Director, Student Support Services Program
Study Abroad Carolina Lam , Director, Global Education
Testing: Standardized tests such as GRE, GRE-Subjects, LSAT, Praxis, etc Coordinator, Testing Center
Transfer credits: Jeraldine “Jeri” Ilar , Office of the Registrar
Women's and LGBTQ+ Center: Educational programs, lending library, advocacy, and services related to issues of gender and sexual orientation/expression Christopher Holland , Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Not Sure who to contact? Marcia Tavares , Secretary, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

  1. Services available to Hawaiʻi Community College students at no charge or for a nominal student fee. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎