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. Jodilyn Kunimoto , Interim Director, Advising & Career Development Services
Admissions: Admission requirements, procedures, etc. Zach Street , Director, Admissions Office
Alcohol & other drug education/prevention1: Reducing high‐risk drinking & associated health risks Karishma Kamath Director, Student Conduct
Behavior/Conduct of Students: Disruption, drugs/ alcohol, sexual harassment/sexual assault, academic dishonesty, incivility, etc. Karishma Kamath , Director, Student Conduct
Campus & Community Service; Volunteer Activities: Lai Sha Bugado , Acting Director, Campus Center
Career Development Services: Career assessment/exploration, job-search/interview preparation, resume development, graduate/professional school planning, etc. Jodilyn Kunimoto , Interim Director, Advising & Career Development Services
Cheating: Plagiarism, academic dishonesty, etc. Karishma Kamath Director, Student Conduct
Counseling: Mental health, psychological/psychiatric concerns, suicidal ideation, depression, health relationships, etc. Andrew Polloi , Clinical Team Leader, 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. Shara Mahoe , Director, First Year Experience
General Campus Information & Visitor Services: Campus Tours, Bike Share program, navigating campus, etc. The University Concierge
(808) 932-7799 uhhilo@hawaii.edu
General Education/graduation requirements Jodilyn Kunimoto , Interim 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 , Acting Associate 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
LGBTQ issues: Resources & referral regarding lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues, gender identity, becoming an ally, coming out, etc. Destiny J Rodriguez , Interim Director
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
Minority Student Support Services: Peer mentoring, advising, tutoring, cultural events, etc. Minority Access and Achievement Program (MAAP)
National Student Exchange (NSE) Program: Jim Mellon , Executive Director, Global & Intercultural Programs
Plagiarism: Cheating, academic dishonesty Karishma Kamath , Director, Student Conduct
Prevention Education for Sexual Assault & Domestic/Dating Violence Destiny Rodriguez , Educator/Advocate
Psychological, psychiatric care: Counseling for students, crisis intervention Andrew Polloi , Clinical Team Leader, 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 , Director, Campus Recreation
Scholarships Sherrie Padilla , Director, Financial Aid Office
Sexual Misconduct: Sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, domestic violence, and stalking. Jennifer Stotter , Director, Equal Employment/Affirmative Action (EEOAA)
Student activities, student clubs/organizations, student government & Student Leadership Development Maile Boggeln , Interim Campus & Community Service Coordinator
Student employment Randall Usui , Coordinator, Student Employment
Student IDs1: UH Hilo & Hawaiʻi CC students, faculty & staff Lai Sha Bugado , Associate Director, Campus Center
Student Support Services Program: Academic services for low-income, 1st generation college students and students with disabilities, including tutoring, advising, advocacy, etc. Shayna Fuerte , Interim Director, Student Support Services Program
Study Abroad Carolina Lam , Director, Global Education
Testing: Standardized tests such as GRE, GRE-Subjects, LSAT, Praxis, etc Center for Community Engagement (CCECS)
Transfer credits: Pat Grossman , Counselor, Admissions Office
Women’s Center: Educational programs, lending library, advocacy, and services related to issues of gender and sexual orientation/expression Destiny Rodriguez , Interim Director
Not Sure who to contact? Marcia Tavares , Secretary, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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