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Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex (gender-based) discrimination and harassment in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial funding.

The University of Hawai'i Community College System is committed to providing educational environments free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including gender-based discrimination and harassment. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of harassment. The University of Hawaii Community Colleges provide support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct.

Each institution has designated a Title IX Coordinator to assist the community regarding gender-based discrimination and harassment. Some of the responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinators include:
  • Overseeing Title IX compliance for their institution;
  • Tracking and monitoring incidents, including gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct;
  • Ensuring prompt and equitable resolution of complaints;
  • Coordinating training, education, and prevention efforts; and
  • Providing information on options for responding to and resolving complaints.
Together, the coordinators play an integral role in carrying out the University of Hawaii Community Colleges' commitment to provide positive living, learning, and working environments for the entire community.

Who are the Title IX Coordinators?

The names and contact information for each institution's Title IX Coordinator are listed below. If you have a question or concern about gender-based discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct, you should speak with your institution's Title IX Coordinator.

Hawai'i Community College

Dorinna H. Cortez
Title IX Coordinator
Office:
MC 378
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 934-2509
Email: dorinna@hawaii.edu

Mari Chang
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:
MC 397-4
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 934-2526
Email: changm@hawaii.edu

Mari Giel
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office:
Bldg. 388, Rm. 104
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 934-2725
Email: marigiel@hawaii.edu

Honolulu Community College

Derek Inafuku
Title IX Coordinator
Office:
Building 6, Administration
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 845-9123
Email: dinafuku@hawaii.edu

Monique Tingkang
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:
Building 6, Administration
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 844-2398
Email: monique4@hawaii.edu

Lara Sugimoto
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office:
Building 6, Administration
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 845-9235
Email: larahs@hawaii.edu

Wayne Sunahara
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office:
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 845-9264
E-mail: waynens@hawaii.edu


Kapi'olani Community College

Brenda Ivelisse
Title IX Coordinator
Office:
'Ilima 205A
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 734-9522
Email: ivelisse@hawaii.edu

Kelli Brandvold
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:
'Ilima 208
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 734-9575
Email: kellib@hawaii.edu

Brandon Chun
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
'Iliahi 113
Office:
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 734-9553
Email: btchun@hawaii.edu

Kaua'i Community College


Isaiah K. Kaauwai
Title IX Coordinator
Office:
One Stop Center
3-1901 Kaumuali'i Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-8260
Email: ikaauwai@hawaii.edu

JoRae Baptise
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:
OSC 106H
3-1901 Kaumuali'i Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-8323
Email: jorae@hawaii.edu

Leeward Community College

Mark Lane
Title IX Coordinator
Office:
AD 111
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 455-0213
Email: marklane@hawaii.edu

Lori Lei Hayashi
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:
AD 121
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 455-0277
Email: lhayashi@hawaii.edu

Kami Kato
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office:
AD 225A
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 455-0236
Email: kamik@hawaii.edu

UH Maui College

Debra Nakama
Title IX Coordinator
Office:
Ho'okipa 109
310 W. Ka'ahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: (808) 984-3515
Email: debran@hawaii.edu

David Tamanaha
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:
Ho'okipa 116
310 W. Ka'ahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: (808) 984-3253
Email: davidt@hawaii.edu

David Grooms
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office:
Pilina 201
310 W. Ka'ahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: (808) 984-3376
Email: grooms@hawaii.edu

Windward Community College

Brian Pactol
Title IX Coordinator
Office:
Hale Alaka'i 120A
45-720 Kea'ahala Road
Kane'ohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 235-7403
Email: pactol@hawaii.edu

Karen Cho
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:
Hale Alaka'i 120B
45-720 Kea'ahala Road
Kane'ohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 235-7404
Email: kcho@hawaii.edu

Danielle Grimes
Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office:
Hale Akoakoa 220
45-720 Kea'ahala Road
Kane'ohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 235-7393
Email: dgrimes@hawaii.edu

For a complete list of Title IX Coordinators for the University of Hawai'i System, go to http://hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/titleix.html

When should I contact a Title IX coordinator?

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant for admission or employment who has concerns about gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator.

Contact a coordinator if you:
  • Wish to understand your options for responding to gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct;
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant investigation;
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
  • Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
  • Have questions about your institution's policies and grievance procedures

Confidentiality

Conversations with Title IX Coordinators are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the college needs to take action for reasons of community safety. In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration. If you would like to speak with someone strictly confidentially contact one of the confidential support resources.
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