Lori Ideta, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa interim vice chancellor for students, was recognized with the 2017 Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service from NASPA Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. The equivalent of a lifetime achievement award, NASPA honored Ideta for bringing honor and dignity to the student affairs profession. She was honored at the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in March.
As interim vice chancellor for students, Ideta leads the student affairs division, which includes the Office of the Dean of Students, Enrollment Management and Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity. She has also served as associate vice chancellor, dean of students and faculty specialist at UH Mānoa.
Ideta has held numerous local, regional and national roles in NASPA, including serving as the the national co-chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community, the chair of NASPA Hawaiʻi for eight years and the NASPA Region VI director from 2014–2016.
Ideta has been involved with NASPA for more than 20 years. She also received the Pillar of the Profession Award.
“She truly believes in developing and nurturing new leadership and has always engaged and mentored students, staff and faculty not only in Hawaiʻi, but throughout the nation,” said Christine Quemuel, UH Mānoa interim associate vice chancellor for diversity. “Dr. Ideta is already an outstanding pillar in student affairs, who actively engages the principles of NASPA passionately and enthusiastically in all aspects of her work.”