Manoa Campus Center Mall With Huge Tree
Manoa Campus Center Mall With Huge Tree
Hilo Campus Walkway
West Oahu Campus
Hawaii Community College Palamanui Campus
Honolulu Community College Campus Walkway
Kapiolani Community College Campus Building
Kauai Community College Campus With Sculpture By Bumpei Akaji In The Foreground
Maui College Mall In Front Of Ka Lama Building
Leeward Community College Campus Lawn
Windward Community College Theatre In The Evening Light

What We Do

The Council of Senior Student Affairs Officers (CSSAO) meets monthly to discuss system wide student affairs policies and practices to ensure consistency and coordination when serving students. The CSSAO ensures that university resources are leveraged to benefit student success and matriculation. The council is convened by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Senior Student Affairs Officers

Hawaiʻi CC
Dorinna Cortez, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Honolulu CC
Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

Kapiʻolani CC
Thomas Noʻeau Keopuhiwa, EdD, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Kauaʻi CC
Margaret Sanchez, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Leeward CC
Kami Kato, Interim Dean of Student Services

Maui College
Debra Nakama, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Windward CC
Judy Oliveira, EdD,  Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

UH Hilo
Farrah-Marie Gomes, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

UH Mānoa
Lori M. Ideta, EdD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Students

UH West Oʻahu
Jan Javinar, EdD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Meeting Schedule

2020 – 2021

  • July 17, 2020
  • August 14, 2020
  • September 18, 2020
  • October 16, 2020
  • November 20, 2020
  • December 18, 2020
  • January 15, 2021
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 19, 2021
  • April 16, 2021
  • May 21, 2021

All meetings are scheduled from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm except joint CCAO/CSSAO meetings are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. All meetings will be held via ZOOM until further notice.

Meeting Summaries can be found here. 

2019 - 2020

2019 – 2020

  • August 9, 2019- Leeward CC
  • September 25, 2019 – Joint CCAO/CSSAO- ITC 105AB
  • October 18, 2019-  UH West Oʻahu
  • November 15, 2019- Kauaʻi CC
  • December 17, 2019 – Joint CCAO/CSSAO- UH Mānoa
  • January 10, 2020- Kapiʻolani CC
  • February 14, 2020- Maui College
  • March 13, 2020- Hawaiʻi CC
  • April 17, 2020- Windward CC – Pending
  • May 27, 2020 – Joint CCAO/CSSAO- Zoom.

All meetings are scheduled face to face from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm except joint CCAO/CSSAO meetings are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Meeting Summaries can be found here. 

Last modified: October 7, 2020