Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Services Directory

On this page:


Laulima Class Design

Cindy Yamaguchi
Online Teaching and Learning Specialist
(808) 932-7652

Distance Learning Faculty Resources
Distance Learning Student Resources

Tutoring & Turnitin (Plagiarsm Detection Software)

Karla Hayashi
Director of Kilohana
(808) 932-7287
Kilohana Academic Success Center

Cheating, Plagiarism, Other Conduct Issues

Student Conduct

Library and Information Literacy

University Librarian
(808) 932-7306
Edwin H. Mookini Library

Supporting Students and Advisees

Concern for General Student Well Being

UH Hilo Care Team
Care Team Referral Form
Student Basic Needs

Students with Disabilities

Susan Shirachi
Director of Disability Services
(808) 932-7623
Disability Services

Mental/Emotional Health Concerns

Andrew Polloi Clinical Team Leader for Counseling Services
(808) 932-7464
Aʻoaʻo Pili Ola Counseling Services

Medical/Physical Health Concerns

Heather Hirata
Director, Medical Services
(808) 932-7369
UH Hilo Student Medical Services

First Year Academic Advising

Kainoa Ariola-Sukisaki Director of Career and Academic Advising
(808) 932-7776
Career and Academic Advising

FERPA and Privacy of Student Records

Chelsea Kay-Wong
University Registrar
(808) 932-7442
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Sherrie Padilla
Director of Financial Aid
(808) 932-7451/(808) 932-7797
Financial Aid

Concerns with Student Academic Progression and Graduation

Please contact students directly first.
If no response from students, or need information on academic options, contact:
Interim VCAA Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa
(808) 932-7332

General Academic Requirements for Graduation

VCAA Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa
(808) 932-7332
General Graduation Requirements

National Student Exchange Program

Holly Garriques
National Student Exchange Program Coordinator
(808) 932-7389
National Student Exchange

Global Student Exchange/Study Abroad

Todd Shumway (Exchange Students)
Director of Global Exchange
(808) 932-7489
Carolina Lam (Study Abroad)
Director, Global Education
(808) 932-7487
Study Abroad Program

International Students

Jim Mellon
Director, International Student Services & Intercultural Education
(808) 932-7467
International Student Services


Crime Reporting

Campus Security
(808) 932-7013

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Misconduct

Shaunda Makaimoku
Director of Equal Opportunity Office
(808) 932-7641
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action