UH Mānoa Campus Resources and Contacts

The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS)

We are dedicated to providing you with the tools and services you need to succeed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and help you attain your educational goals.

Questions or Issues for: Campus Office
Services specific to your needs -- our goal is to ensure that your transition to and journey through college is as successful as possible. Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS)
2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Phone: (808) 956-2192
Email: ovss@hawaii.edu

Email for student inquiries: veteran@hawaii.edu

VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) and Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Programs

The OVSS offers student veterans assistance in accessing VA benefits and VA healthcare through the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) and Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL) programs. These programs serve as the on-campus face of the VA to address the unique needs of Veterans in college.

Questions or Issues for: Campus Office Point of Contact
See description below for services offered through the VBA’s VSOC program. VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC)
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
Claire Kusakabe, VSOC Counselor

Services offered through the VBA’s VSOC program include:

  • Assisting with access to VA benefits, such as providing information on submitting a claim for Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VRE) as well as locating community and campus resources
  • Assisting with providing Veteran-specific career and employment services
  • Assisting with access to services to VA medical facilities and local Vet Centers
  • Providing supportive guidance to ensure Veterans’ health, education, and VA benefit needs are met, while utilizing their VA educational benefits
Questions or Issues for: Campus Office Point of Contact
See description below for services offered through the VHA’s VITAL program. Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL)
2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Phone: (808) 594-8039
Email: Nadine.Shigezawa@va.gov

Office Hours: by appointment
Dr. Nadine Shigezawa, Clinical Psychologist, VITAL Program

Services offered through the VHA’s VITAL program include:

  • On campus clinical counseling for student veterans with PTSD or other concerns, including relationship problems, academic difficulties, anxiety or depression, anger/irritability, or general stressors of civilian life
  • Assisting the veterans with understanding and accessing veterans’ benefits
  • Collaboration and consultation with faculty and staff to improve student veterans’ academic performance and success
  • Assisting with access to VA medical care and services

Office of the Registrar - Veterans Affairs (VA)

UHM offers the many Veteran Affairs (VA) educational benefits for active duty, dependents, guard, reservist, and veteran members. Please visit http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/records/veterans/ for the most current policies and program information.

Questions or Issues for: Campus Office Point of Contact
UHM VA educational benefits;
Certifying and monitoring veterans' enrollment, academic progress, and other academic information
Office of the Registrar - Veterans Affairs (VA)
2600 Campus Road, QLC 010
Phone: (808) 956-8010
Email: uhmva@hawaii.edu
Website: http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/
records/veterans/
Certifying Official, Veterans Affairs, Office of the Registrar

Campus Resources and Contacts

To further enhance your experience at UH Mānoa we have provided links and contact information for numerous campus resources that may be of benefit to you.

Questions or Issues for: Campus Office Point of Contact
Confidential counseling and support services to assist in transitioning into an academic career and managing personal responsibilities Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC)
2600 Campus Road, Room 312
Phone: (808) 956-7927
Website: http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/
Allyson Tanouye, Ph.D
Director/ Psychologist/ Specialist, CSDC
Money/resources to help bridge the gap between your own resources and the amount needed to pay for the cost of attending college Financial Aid Services
2600 Campus Road, Room 112
Phone: (808) 956-7251
Email: finaid@hawaii.edu
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/fas
Jacob Nakasone
Counselor, Financial Aid Services
Services to students with disabilities / disability services (registration, faculty and college liaison, classroom exam accommodations, etc.) KOKUA (Disability Access Services)
2600 Campus Road, Room 013
Phone: (808) 956-7511
Email: kokua@hawaii.edu
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/kokua
Lanning Lee, Ph.D.
Counselor, KOKUA
Resources for students with disabilities who are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) Pacific Alliance / Center on Disability Studies
1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6
Phone: (808) 956-4457
Email: kiriko@hawaii.edu
Website: http://www.cds.hawaii.edu/
pacificalliance/
Steve Brown
Pacific Alliance Program Coordinator
Developing Effective study strategies and workshops on managing time, reading more effectively, note taking, and exam preparation Learning Assistance Center
2425 Campus Road, Mezzanine 1
Phone: (808) 956-3456
Email: learning@hawaii.edu
Website: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/learning/
Rosemarie V. Woodruff, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Assistance Center
Medical services and programs (these include general medical care on a walk-in basis; pharmacy and clinical laboratory, etc.) University Health Services Manoa (UHSM)
1710 East West Road
Phone: (808) 956-8965
Email: uhsm@hawaii.edu
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/shs/
Kristen Scholly, Ph.D.
Health Promotions Coordinator, UHSM
Campus child care for children ages 2-5 at the UHMCC. Up to 50% direct child care subsides is available for student parents with our CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents In School) Program. Priority given to military families. (Learn more…) University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Children's Center (UHMCC)
Email: uhmcc@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-7963
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/
childrenscenter
Kara Nishijima
CCAMPIS Student Services Coordinator / Resource Teacher, UHMCC