Hale Aloha Panoramic

Hale Aloha Towers

Hale Aloha

Comprised of four 13-story buildings, each of the towers which make up the Hale Aloha complex are named for the flowers of four of the largest islands in the state. Lehua (Big Island), I’lima (O’ahu), Mokihana (Kauai) and Lokelani (Maui) accommodate freshmen only  The Hale Aloha Cafeteria is located within the complex.

The Hale Aloha towers are each named after the official flowers of the four most populous Hawaiian Islands.

  • Hale Aloha Lehua was built in 1970; the Lehua is the official flower of Hawaii Island.
  • Hale Aloha Ilima was built in 1970; the Ilima is the official flower of the Island of Oahu.
  • Hale Aloha Mokihana was built in 1971; the Mokihana is the official flower of the Island of Kauai.
  • Hale Aloha Lokelani was built in 1971; the Lokelani is the official flower of the Island of Maui.
  • Ilima and Mokihana were taken off‐line for renovation in 2008, and re‐opened in August of 2009.
  • Lokelani and Lehua was taken off‐line for renovation in 2009, and re‐opened in August of 2010

Meet Our Staff:

Holly Allar
Residence Director

Welcome! My name is Holly Allar and I'm the Residence Director for Hale Aloha `Ilima & Lehua halls, a first year community that is also home to the Health Professions Residential Learning Program and the Outdoor Recreation Program. I'm originally from Western Washington where I completed my undergraduate education at Seattle University. I then headed to Michigan State University where I completed my Master's degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration. I fell in love with student affairs while I was an RA and this year will be my 10th year working in residence life. This year I'm looking forward to building a strong, safe community for all `Ilima & Lehua residents and helping students have a great first year at UH  Mānoa. If you have questions, concerns, or want to talk story, you are welcome to visit my office behind the `Ilima front desk. Again, welcome to Student Housing Services at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa!

Isaac A. Rodriquez Lupercio
Residence Director

Hello!  My name is Isaac A. Rodriguez Lupercio.  I am originally from Mexico and grew up in southern California.  I received my B.S. in Physical Geography and a minor in Education & Applied Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and my Master’s degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.  I enjoy swimming, running, hiking and going to the movies.

Hale Aloha is a great place for first year students to meet other people, become involved and get connected with the greater campus community.  We offer many activities, programs, services and people to help make this place feel like your new home.  Feel free to stop by my office in Lokelani and say hello!

Kathleen Tran
Assistant Residence Director

Hi! My name is Kathleen Tran and I am the Assistant Residence Director for Hale Aloha Lokelani and Mokihana.  I was born and raised in Southern California.  I received my bachelor's degree in psychology and education from UCLA, and my master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Hawaii.  I am currently pursuing my doctorate's degree in educational psychology.  When I am not preoccupied with school and work, I like to hike, swim, watch movies, and during basketball season, watch NBA games.

I hope that living in the residence halls is a positive experience for everyone and that residents take advantage of the available resources.  Please feel free to stop by my office in Mokihana to chat or ask questions.


Brandy Stewart
Assistant Residence Director

Welcome to Student Housing! My name is Brandy Stewart, the Assistant Residence Director of Hale Aloha ‘Ilima and Lehua.  I recently finished my B.S. in Animal Science and I am now entering the Master’s program for Animal Science at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.