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UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Moving to San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University announced today the appointment of Luoluo Hong as vice president for student affairs. Hong currently serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, a position she has held since 2008. Her previous positions include dean of student affairs for the West Campus of Arizona State University and dean of students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She will begin her tenure at SF State on May 1.

Photo of Luoluo Hong, just appointed vice president for student affairs

Luoluo Hong

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Hong to SF State. Her passion for student success and well-being, her commitment to fostering a collaborative environment and her infectious, enthusiastic love of higher education make her the ideal person to join my leadership team and to serve as the University’s senior student affairs officer,” said President Leslie E. Wong.

“I cannot sufficiently express how honored I am to be joining President Wong’s leadership team and to be serving the students at SF State,” Hong said. “This is a tremendous opportunity for me on both a personal and professional level at this point in my life. The vision, mission and forward trajectory for SF State is truly inspiring and exciting, and I cannot wait to get started in my new role.”

Hong will succeed Jo Volkert, who has served as interim vice president for student affairs and enrollment management since fall 2012.  “I am grateful to Dr. Volkert for her leadership in furthering the activities of the division. She represents SF State’s best commitment to student success in so many ways,” Wong said.

As the University’s vice president for student affairs, Hong will manage a budget of approximately $60 million and will lead a team responsible for a broad portfolio of student support services and related programs, which currently includes: student outreach and incoming student programs; residential life; career development; student life; services to students and employees with disabilities; student conduct and ethical development; student health and psychological counseling; student leadership and multicultural  development; student recreation and fitness; admissions, records and enrollment management; financial aid; university police; emergency preparedness; parking and transportation services; and the vice president’s management office.

Hong has a proven record of leadership, demonstrated by various successful initiatives that have leveraged partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs to further student success. At the University of Hawaii, Hong worked with faculty and staff to design and implement a guaranteed academic scheduling system for first-year students. She instituted an intrusive advising program aimed at identifying students in distress and then working to ensure their progress and well-being. She has worked to establish clear articulation pathways so that students from community colleges could achieve bachelor’s degrees. She has also developed and implemented a comprehensive summer bridge program for first-generation Hawaii Island students that included math and writing instruction and improved participants’ retention rates. While at UH Hilo, she also oversaw the completion of three major construction projects: a state-of-the art campus recreation facility, a 300-bed suite-style residence hall and a one-stop student services center.

In addition to her administrative leadership roles, Hong is also an accomplished teacher and scholar. She has developed a record of scholarly activity including numerous publications, particularly in the areas of violence prevention, public health and social justice.

Hong earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Amherst College, a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and research from Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge.

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Finalist for Chancellor Position at Louisiana State University of Alexandria

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong, is a finalist for the Chancellor position at Louisiana State University of Alexandria.

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong

The Associated Press reports:

Louisiana State University of Alexandria needs a chancellor who can help the school boost enrollment and develop its identity in Central Louisiana. That’s the view of some involved in the search for a chancellor, as well as some faculty members.

Charles Weems III, LSUA Foundation Board chairman and search committee co-chairman, tells The Town Talk (http://townta.lk/1dfkgGI ) he isn’t sure there is a “magic number” for enrollment but said a population of more than 3,000 students would be beneficial for the university and community.

The finalists are Daniel Howard of Jonesboro, Ark.; Andrew Leavitt of Dahlonega, Ga.; and Luoluo Hong, of Hilo, Hawaii.

Interviews with the three finalists will be conducted over the next three days.

The new chancellor will replace Paul Coreil, who has served as interim chancellor since February.

False Report Investigation Initiated Against UH Student Who Reported Alleged Sexual Assault

Police have concluded their investigation of a reported sexual assault that reportedly occurred on Tuesday, November 19th, in a bathroom at a State Facility in Hilo.

The assault was alleged to have happened on the UH Hilo Campus

The assault was alleged to have happened on the UH Hilo Campus

The investigation revealed that the incident did not occur, and the case has been closed as being unfounded. A False Report investigation has been initiated.

In related news:

A town hall meeting will take place tonight at 7:00 pm at Hale `Alahonua Cafe, UH Hilo campus:

UH Hilo administrators will be on hand to debrief the events of the last several days, and also to hear feedback from students about their concerns related to campus safety. Actions for how we will move forward as a campus community will also be explored. Open to all current UH Hilo & HawCC students. Representatives of the media are kindly requested to respect students’ rights to have a “safe space” to share their thoughts/feelings/experiences.

According to UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Luoluo Hong,  the meeting will not be open to press officials in their capacity as press officials:

…I want to reiterate that it is intended for students. Representatives of the media need to be attending as private citizens/extended members of the UH Hilo community and not in their capacity as press officials.

*UPDATE* Two UH Hilo Students Drugged and Sexually Assaulted

Apparently two students at the University of Hawaii Hilo were victims of drug facilitated sexual assaults.

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Luohuo Hong is reporting that two students were assaulted when drugged.

She doesn’t mention whether a suspect has been caught or not.

Luoluo Hong

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong

Luoluo Hong just tweeted the following:

Two UH Hilo students recently reported being the victims of drug-facilitated sexual assaults; these incidents are… http://fb.me/OUBxh8If

24 Apr

*UPDATE* The Hawaii Tribune has published the following today:

…Police arrested 20-year-old Nicholas S. Lowder of Hilo on suspicion of first-degree sex assault Thursday. He was released pending an investigation. A second man is also being sought. “We’re still working on this investigation. When we have a second suspect, we’ll let you know,” said Lt. Lucille Melemai, commander of the Hilo Juvenile Aid section… UHH Coeds Tell of Sexual Assault