College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Patricia Allen

Science Lab Director

pallen@hpu.edu

Office Phone:  236-5828

FAX:  236-3593

DUTIES:

  • Administer daily operations within the science labs
  • Recruit, interview, orient, supervise, and evaluate a laboratory support staff
  • Oversee purchases of all equipment and supplies for the University's science labs
  • Develop, maintain and update chemical storage systems that meet all current State and Federal regulations
  • Manage policies for safe handling and proper disposal of chemicals, including overall education and supervision of students, faculty and staff
  • Develop training programs and activities, and oversee the implementation of that training for faculty, staff and students regarding the "Right to Know" and other regulatory acts.
  • Serve as active member on University’s Hazardous Materials Safety Committee
  • Maintain current electronic inventories of all chemicals, equipment, and supplies
  • Secure and renew all necessary licenses, permits, etc., needed for the operation of the science labs and the research vessel
  • Oversee operation of the University research vessel, captains and crew members
  • Coordinate, plan and oversee the CTY summer program’s use of the labs, the research vessel and associated equipment and supplies 

Pat came to HPU via the merger with Hawaii Loa College in 1992.  Prior to that she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology (pre-veterinary medicine) and Psychology and went on to study marine biology on both the east and west coasts.

Pat spends all her spare time either in or on the ocean.