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

ProStaff title

Residential Life Office - (808) 956-8300

daveAssociate Director for Residential Life

David Akana

karenAssistant Director for Conduct & Community Standards

Karen Blakeley

kuuleiAssistant Director - Residence Life

Ku'ulei Pau

wilAssistant Director - Apartment Life

Wil Chen

KennyAssistant Director - Academic Initiatives and Assesment

Kenny Lopez

matthewLeadership and Programming Coordinator

Matthew Markham




Residence Life

Hale Aloha Ilima and Hale Aloha Lehua

IvyResidence Director

Ivy Barefoot

tigerAssistant Residence Director

Tiger Kahaunaele-Legaspi

Hale Aloha Lokelani

Susan HuaResidence Director

Susan Hua


Hale Aloha Mokihana

JulienResidence Director

Julian Cepeda


Gateway House, Johnson Hall

Residence Director



Hale Kahawai, Hale Laulima, Hale Anuenue

KamanaResidence Director

Kamana Seymour


Apartment Life

Frear Hall

PaulResidence Director

Paul Bresnahan

ChristianAssistant Residence Director

Christian Ramirez

Hale Noelani

JesseResidence Director

Jesse Singleton

Assistant Residence Director

Ku‘uleialohaonālani Salzer

Hale Wainani

ElisaResidence Director

Elisa Ongosia

Assistant Residence Director