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Meet Our SSSP Staff

Learn more about our staff. Come in to see any one of the friendly staff members and let them help you achieve your goals.

Janis Shirai, MA

Janis Shirai

Interim Director, UH Hilo SSSP

SSC Room E-220

Janis Shirai has been with the Student Support Services Program since 1994. She will be glad to assist you with academic advising, financial aid counseling, and any general questions you may have about the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo.

Joan Nakano, MBA

Joan Nakano

Academic Advisor, UH Hilo SSSP

SSC Room E-222 - M-F 8:30 -12:30

Joan Nakano is a graduate of UH Hilo and the SSSP program. She is happy to be back at UH Hilo helping students to achieve success!

Norine Hisashima

Norine M. Hisashima

Office Assistant

SSC Room E-213

Norine Hisashima has been with the University since 1989, providing clerical support, the majority of it with the Student Support Services Program. She'll be happy to help you schedule appointments with either the staff or tutors, answer general questions or assist you with using the student computers.