International Student

International Admissions Staff Directory


Lindsey GarbenisLindsey Garbenis
Senior Associate Director and Agency Operations Manager of International Admission
Coordinator for: Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Eurasia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, the Middle East, Nepal, Oceania, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietname, and all other Asian countries.

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

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: Eritrea, Ghana, Latin America, Portugal, Scandinavia,  Spain, Zimbabwe and the Southern & Eastern European countries.

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

Karen Michael MikelKaren Michael Mikel
Director of International Student Services

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: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysian, and English

Contact Information:
Phone: 808-543-8068
Fax: 808-543-8065
Email: kmikel@hpu.edu
Skype: kmichaelmikel


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