Residential Life Unit

Residential Life aspires to provide student-centered living learning communities that will develop and enrich the experiences of our diverse student population.
Grounded in our values, Residential Life will create  compelling living environments that cultivate students’ holistic growth through the promotion of personal         responsibility, academic achievement and community engagement.    Recognizing the worth of each resident, we will provide safe and inclusive communities and offer innovative   programs and services that will support student success through a collaboration with residents, campus partners and community stakeholders.
Our values are demonstrated in the way we perform services, maintain our facilities & grounds and develop residential communities.  ALOHA Respect, Compassion, Love  Have the proper attitude & treatment towards one another by allowing a genuine sense of integrity & moral character to dictate our approach to all people.  Show regard for the rights, beliefs & property of one another. (Give respect to others as if we are giving it to ourselves)  MALAMA To care for, to maintain, to attend to  Be diligent in all aspects of our duties and responsibilities as it translates into the charge we have for both the facilities we are assigned to and people we serve; reminding ourselves daily to operate from a place of care.  KULEANA Privilege, Responsibility, Obligation  Seeing our area of responsibility as a privilege & opportunity to cause growth in those we serve as well as ourselves. Recognizing the commitment this privilege demands.   `OHANA Community, Family, Residence Hall  Having a sense of belonging and connection to one another & our place we call home.   PO`OKELA Excellence, Achievements, Outstanding  Put pride, excellence and passion into what we do as stewards of our department.  Being intentional in all ways to support the academic and personal achievements of those we serve as well as ourselves.

The Residential Life Unit consists of the following programs:

  • Residence Life
    • Hale Anuenue
    • Hale Kahawai
    • Hale Laulima
    • Hale Aloha Ilima
    • Hale Aloha Lehua
    • Hale Aloha Lokelani
    • Hale Aloha Mokihana
  • Apartment Life
    • Frear Hall
    • Hale Noelani
    • Hale Wainani
  • Residential Academic Initiatives and Assessment
    • Johnson Hall
    • Gateway House
  • Parent & Family Relations
  • Off Campus Housing
  • Conduct and Community Standards
  • Leadership and Programming

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Residential Life Office - (808) 956-8300, Fax  (808) 956-5040



David Akana

Associate Director for Residential Life



Karen Blakeley

Assistant Director for Conduct & Community Standards



Ku'ulei Pau

Assistant Director - Residence Life



Wil Chen

Assistant Director - Apartment Life



Kenny Lopez

Assistant Director - Academic Initiatives and Assesment

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Dee Dee Hong

Coordinator for Conduct & Community Standards



Winfield Ye

Leadership and Programming Coordinator



Niea Gardner

Leadership and Programming Assistant

Residence Life



Ivy Barefoot

Residence Director –
Hale Aloha Lokelani



Matthew Markham

Residence Director –
Hale Aloha Mokihana



Julian Cepeda

Residence Director –
Hale Aloha Ilima and
Hale Aloha Lehua



Robert Curry

Assistant Residence Director –
Hale Aloha Ilima and
Hale Aloha Lehua



Kamana Seymour

Residence Director –
Hale Kahawai and
Hale Laulima



Elisa Ongosia

Residence Director –
Hale Anuenue,
Johnson Hall, and
Gateway House

Apartment Life


Jesse Singleton

Residence Director –
Frear Hall

Lucy Miller


Lucy Miller

Assistant Residence Director –
Frear Hall



Susan Hua

Residence Director –
Hale Wainani



Kayla Kamaile Harris

Assistant Residence Director –
Hale Wainani