UHPA Celebrates Representative Lisa Kitagawa
UHPA Celebrates One of Their Own
Newly elected Representative Lisa Kitagawa represents State House District 48. Lisa was born and raised in Kāne‘ohe where her family has lived for over four generations.
Lisa is a public school graduate of Castle High School (1998) and continued her education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Kitagawa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Resources and her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration.
For 12 years Kitagawa was employed at UH Manoa. She was a faculty and UHPA member from 2006-2011 working for the Office of Student Affairs and teaching Education Administration through the College of Education. She also served as APT staff and worked for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Leaving in 2017 she became the key legislative aide to Representative Johanson House Labor Chair. It was Kitagawa in the 2018 session that was key to marshaling UHPA backed legislation through the House and Senate Committees in proper form and meeting all procedural deadlines.
Representative Kitagawa is knowledgeable about the University and committed to ensuring that faculty interests are protected and advanced.
We look forward to a rewarding working relationship with a new advocate for Higher Education.