Lori Miyo Ideta Joins UH West Oʻahu as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 620-9519
Public Relations and Marketing Department
Posted: Jun 24, 2008

UH West Oʻahu recently welcomed Dr. Lori Miyo Ideta as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. In this capacity, she is responsible for campus-wide planning and policy formulation and ensures that student affairs programs, services and activities are aligned with the academic mission and strategic goals of UH West Oʻahu.

Ideta provides leadership for the delivery and administration of a full-range of student affairs programs including enrollment management, admissions, outreach, academic program advising, student orientation and registration, financial aid, activities, personal counseling, cultural advising, health and wellness, judicial affairs, first-year experience and retention and career development. As a member of the university‘s senior staff, she is responsible for overseeing the budget and material resources of the Student Services department and developing a comprehensive learning environment with a successful program of student retention that complements UH West Oʻahu‘s strategic plan for recruitment and enrollment.

"The opportunity to envision, design and build a university campus from the ground up is one that others can only dream of. I am honored to be a part of the senior management team that will assist in this endeavor," said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Miyo Ideta. "With my family roots in Waiʻanae and ʻAiea, and as a proud alum of ʻAiea High School and the University of Hawaiʻi, the chance to serve at West Oʻahu is truly coming home again."

Prior to joining UH West Oʻahu, Ideta served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa where she assisted in the management and leadership of the Office of Student Affairs. She was also a tenured, Associate Faculty Specialist and an adjunct professor of the University of Hawaiʻi College of Education.

A resident of ʻAiea, Ideta received her master‘s and doctoral degrees in higher education administration with a focus on student affairs administration from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. She holds regional, national and international positions with the National Coalition Building Institute, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Golden Key International Honour Society. In 2006, she was awarded the Golden Key International Advisor of the Year Award. Ideta is an internationally-trained facilitator and has conducted diversity, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution and leadership development workshops in Hawaiʻi, the continental U.S. and Europe.