Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Director of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity
Dr. Christine Quemuel is yonsei (fourth generation Japanese American) and second generation Filipinx. She is the Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Director of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED), at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). She is responsible for over twenty departments that provide support services for traditionally underrepresented ethnic groups, as well as for students with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+, veterans, student parents, low-income and welfare participating students, and a wide variety of students along the spectrum of academic preparedness and achievement. She brings over 20 years of experience in higher education and student affairs.
Christine is currently the co-chair of NASPA Hawai‘i, and was the national co-chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community, from 2002 - 2004. She served as the conference co-chair for the 2015 NASPA Western Regional Conference in Oakland, CA. Christine has had the honor of receiving numerous NASPA Region VI awards – Dorothy Keller New Professional Award (2002), Midlevel Professional Award (2008), Innovative Program Award (2011), and the Sandra Kuchler Award for Excellence in Mentoring (2015). She has also received the National NASPA Midlevel Professional Award (2009), the NASPA Silver Excellence Award for Violence Education and Prevention (2012), and the API KC Henry Gee Outstanding Mentoring Award (2018). Christine is proud to be part of the inaugural NASPA SERVE Academy. One of her favorite roles in NASPA has been serving as a mentor for NUFP and MUFP students over the years.
Christine received her B.A. from Fairhaven College at Western Washington University (titled the Legacy of People of Color in the U.S.), her M.A. in American Studies and her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Dr. Q is serving as the Director for the Dungy Leadership Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.