About The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS)

The UH Mānoa's Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) celebrated its grand opening and open house on September 19, 2013.


Mission Statement

We, the Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS), are dedicated to provide services specific to your needs. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to and journey through college is as successful as possible. Our hope is to provide you with high quality and comprehensive support with respect, commitment and academic excellence.

Contact Us

Vet2Vet

Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS)

Kenith Scott, Director


Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity (SEED)
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-2192

Email: ovss@hawaii.edu


Email for student inquiries: veteran@hawaii.edu

Schedule an appointment with OVSS: https://ovss.youcanbook.me/


VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC)

Claire Kusakabe (VSOC Counselor)

2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Phone: (808) 956-2192
Email: claire.kusakabe@va.gov

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm


Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL)

Dr. Nadine Shigezawa (Clinical Psychologist, VITAL Program)

2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Phone: (808) 594-8039
Email: Nadine.Shigezawa@va.gov

Office Hours: by appointment