International Student

International Admissions Staff Directory


Lindsey GarbenisLindsey Garbenis
 Director of International Admissions and Student Services

Overseas International recruitment, admissions and student services.  Supports and interacts with international students through travel and communication to assist with the admissions process and adjustment to the U.S. and Hawaii.  Also manages recruitment agent relationships.
 
 
Languages: English

Contact Information:
Phone: 808-543-8081
Fax: 808-543-8065
Email: lgarbenis@hpu.edu
Skype: LindseyHPU

JimmiJimmi Hemmenbach
Associate Director of International Admissions
Coordinator for: Scandanavia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and Africa.

Contact me about:
Admissions events or individual appointments for the regions and countries listed above, admissions questions, questions about HPU or living in Hawai`i, inquiries in Swedish or Spanish

Languages: Swedish, English, and Spanish

Contact Information:
Phone: 808-543-8083
Fax: 808-543-8065
email: jhemmenbach@hpu.edu

Brandon FairchildBrandon Fairchild
Assistant Director of International Admissions

Coordinator for: Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East and North America


Contact me about:
 HPU admissions process, events or individual appointments for the regions and countries listed above. I can also answer questions about the Academic Foundation Program (AFP) as well as transitioning from ELS to HPU.
 
Languages: English, French and Spanish

Contact Information:
Phone: 808-543-8071
Fax: 808-543-8065
Email: bfairchild@hpu.edu


Jeff HoMiina Huotari
Visiting Student Specialist

Coordinator for: Visiting Students from all regions.
 
Contact me about: Applying to HPU as a visiting student!  I can assist you from the application process through enrollment into courses.  I work closely with students directly as well as agents and university partner schools to get you enrolled at HPU.
 
Languages: English, Finnish
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 808-543-8060
Fax: 808-543-8065
Email: mhuotari@hpu.edu


Pei Chin LeePei Chin Liao
International Student Advisor

Assists and advises continuing students about their I-20, visas, Optional Practical Training, and other immigration matters. Also supports students with regards to assimilating into the American educational system, as well as personal counseling on integrating into the culture of the United States and Hawai`i.

Contact me about: Visa questions, I-20 questions, I-20 travel signatures, reinstatement, work on and off-campus, Optional Practical Training advising and workshops, international events on campus, cross-cultural communication advising.

Languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese and Japanese

Contact Information:
Phone: 808-544-0265
Fax: 808-543-8065
Email: pcliao@hpu.edu


Jeff HoJeffrey Ho
Associate Director of International Transcript Evaluation and Articulation Agreements
Handles international collegiate relationships, transcript evaluations, and articulation agreements

Contact me about: Transfer credits, IB credit transfer, and transcript evaluations.

Languages: English

Contact Information:
Phone: 808-544-9308
Fax: 808-543-8065
Email: internationaltransfer@hpu.edu
Skype: jeff_ho_hpu

Maile Lee
Office Manager, Enrollment Management
Office management, clerical assistance, and general support to the Assistant Vice-Presidents for Enrollment Management and to the Admissions/Recruitment staff.

Languages: English

Contact Information:
Phone: 808-356-5260