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Leilani Guerrero

Leilani Guerrero

Digital Communications Manager
University Communications

Lorenzo Snow Administration Building Room 214
BYU–Hawaii #1952
55-220 Kulanui Street Bldg 5
Laie, Hawaii 96762

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Brandyn Akana Named Director of Campus Life

January 08, 2024
Student Life Vice President Jonathan Kala Kau announced the appointment of Brandyn Akana as the new director of campus life. In this role, Akana will oversee the Ho’okahua department, which includes Residential Life, Seasider Sports & Activities, and Student Leadership & Service.
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BYU–Hawaii to Generate 100% of Power from Solar

October 25, 2023
Brigham Young University–Hawaii will expand its solar energy collection and storage with a second phase of its renewable energy system project. After completion, BYU–Hawaii will have more than enough energy collection to serve the entire university's needs. The renewable system will also be able to provide electricity to its neighboring sister institutions, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Laie Hawaii Temple.
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BYUH Increases the Number of Counselors in Counseling Services

August 21, 2023
Two new employees, psychologist Mich Suyama, and clinical counselor Kaeokalei Alo, have joined BYU–Hawaii's Counseling Services to start the new school year.
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International Processing Fee Requirement Discontinued

August 10, 2023
Brigham Young University–Hawaii will no longer collect an international processing fee from incoming international students effective Monday, August 14. Currently, international students must pay an international processing fee before starting their visa application process. This change will help incoming students by eliminating a step in their application process and will greatly reduce unnecessary administrative overhead at the university.
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Leialoha Benson Hired to New Position in Office of Honor

June 30, 2023
Leialoha Benson has been hired as an advisor in the Office of Honor. This is a new full-time position recently created for the department.
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Bruce Duerden to be Visiting Professor for the Theatre Program

June 27, 2023
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced hiring Bruce Duerden as a visiting professor in the Theatre Program for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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Mark Fitzgerald Named Chief Compliance Officer

June 14, 2023
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Administrative Vice President Steve Tueller has named Mark Fitzgerald as the new chief compliance officer in the Office of Compliance & Ethics. In this position, Fitzgerald will manage and oversee programs and activities for establishing standards and implementing procedures to help leaders and managers ensure the university’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
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New Appointments for Jared Marcum and Eric Rackley

June 07, 2023
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced two leadership changes in Academics earlier this semester: Dr. Jared Marcum as the interim director of the Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching and Dr. Eric Rackley as an associate director of the Center for Learning & teaching. Both appointments are effective at the start of the Fall 2023 Semester on August 30.
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Brent Green Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Education & Social Work

January 13, 2023
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced the appointment of Dr. Brent Green as the dean of the Faculty of Education & Social Work.
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