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Our experienced team of counselors are committed to helping every student reach their educational and life goals! Counseling and advising services available year round at the Pu’uloa (Pearl City) and Wai’anae Moku campuses to provide students with personalized academic advising, career exploration and planning, and support for personal concerns.

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Incoming Student Advising

After completing New Student Orientation, new students are required to meet with a counselor for class registration assistance and ensure a smooth transition to Leeward CC.

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Academic Advising

Support with choosing or changing your major, creating an educational plan to graduation and/or transfer, help navigating STAR, student success strategies, and counseling for unsatisfactory academic progress status (UAP).

Career Counseling

Counselors can guide you through the career and life planning process. Learn about your interests, abilities, goals, and values to assist you in learning about the world of work. If you are uncertain why you are in college and undecided about a major or career, we can help you gather and interpret information to assist you in your career planning.

Domestic Violence Support

O’ahu Campuses: If you’re experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by confinement, economic stress, and health insecurity–reach out to us.

  • Campus Survivor Advocacy Program Services (CSAP) advocates are available to our O’ahu students and employees Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm by phone and email.
  • If you would like to work with a specific advocate, please refer to the CSAP advocate schedule and contact list
  • DVAC Helpline: (808) 531-3771 (8:30 am -4:30 pm, M-F) or the DV Hotline: (808) 526-2200 (24/7)

Scheduling a Counseling Appointment

Scheduling an appointment is easy and can be done online. If you are a current student please see STAR Balance instructions below. To see a counselor, please select the type of appointment that fits your need from the list below.

Please call (808) 455-0233 or send us an email.

Same Day Appointment
Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Check availability on Balance or call (808) 455-0233.

Evening Appointment
Fall and Spring semesters: Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Schedule using Balance or call (808) 455-0233.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress And Financial Aid Appeal Appointment

Please schedule using Balance or call (808) 455-0233.

Late For Your Appointment
If you are 10 minutes late or more, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

Cancel Your Appointment
If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment time, please cancel it on Balance or call (808) 455-0233.

Note: Peak registration occurs the week before school starts and the first week of school.

Scheduling through STAR Balance.

  1. Click log-in at the top right.  Enter your UH username and password.
  2. In the next window, see the bottom of the left module menu and look for Advising Services.  If it is not already expanded, click on the plus sign to display your counselor.
  3. Select your counselor to view that person’s availability.  If there are multiple counselors checked off, you are able to see all of their calendars by day.  If you would like to see someone specific, uncheck all the others checked off to see only that counselor’s availability.
  4. Look for the blue blocks which say “Available for Appointment.”  Click on a start time that works for you.
  5. The following window will open for you to select the details of the meeting. All appointments are set to 45 minutes. Please scroll down to STEP ONE to set your Appointment Reason, as well as Attendance Type. You may enter an Appointment Comment to give your counselor more specific details regarding the assistance you need.

Once you are done, click the blue Submit button, and you’ll be all set! A confirmation email will be sent to your UH email account. You will also receive a reminder the day before your appointment.

We look forward to working with you!

Leeward CC (Pearl City)
Student Services Welcome Center
In-person: AD 201
Phone: (808) 455-0233
Email: leeward@hawaii.edu

Wa’ianae Moku
M-F: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
87-380 Kulaaupuni St,
Waianae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 454-4702
Email: waianae@hawaii.edu


Program Counselors

Amy Amper

Ph: (808) 455-0235
Office: GT-113B

Information Computer Science, Integrated Industrial Technology,
Sustainable Agriculture, Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Blake Hunrick

Ph: (808) 455-0243
Office: GT-111

Liberal Arts – Exploratory Health Sciences

Professional Arts and Technology:
Digital Media
Television Production

Joy Lane

Ph: (808) 455-0220
Office: BE 210


Jean Stavrue-Peahi

Ph: (808) 455-0392
Office: ED-210

Teacher Education Programs

Heather Takamatsu

Ph: (808) 455-0443
Office: PS 203

Natural Science

Generalists – Liberal Arts

Franalyn Barnett

Ph: (808) 454-4740
Office: AD-Welcome Center

Liberal Arts,
Online AA Degree

Nicole Keim-Fortuno

Ph: (808) 455-0432
Office: LA-201

Developmental English, English Language Learners, International Students

Jan Shimabukuro Lee

Ph: (808) 455-0530
Office: AD-Welcome Center

Liberal Arts

Laurie Toma Libarios

Ph: (808) 455-0420
Office: AD-Welcome Center

Liberal Arts

Cyndy Masatsugu

Cyndy Masatsugu

Ph: (808) 455-0587
Office: AD-Welcome Center

Liberal Arts

Kalei Ruiz

Ph: (808) 455-0317
Office: BE 202

Liberal Arts

Stuart Uesato

Ph: (808) 455-0295
Office: AD-Welcome Center

Liberal Arts

Native Hawaiian Students/Hawaiian Studies

Piikea Hardy-Kahaleoumi

Ph: (808) 455-0314
Office: DA-104A

Hawaiian Studies

Leilani Yanagi

Ph: (808) 455-0242
Office: DH-107D

Hawaiian Studies


Leanne Egan

Ph: (808) 455-0274
Office: Veterans Resource Center: BS-103

Active Duty Military & Veterans Student

Wai‘anae Moku

Leon Florendo

Ph: (808) 454-4707
Office: Leeward CC Waiʻanae, Rm 129

Christopher Pokipala

Ph: (808) 454-4706
Office: Leeward CC Waiʻanae, Rm 107

Early College

Kenisha Strong-Ruiz

Ph: (808) 455-0293
Office: DHP-105E

Early College

Syreeta Washington

Ph: (808) 455-0221
Office: AD-Welcome Center

Early College


Your guided pathway to graduation

STAR is a web-based tool designed to assist you in staying on track to graduation:

    • Track Degree Requirements with your Academic Essentials
    • Explore different pathways and majors with the What If Journey
    • Make sure you stay on track to graduation with the Graduation Pathway
    • Graduate On-Time and Get Ahead with STAR

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