Dr. Lori Miyo Ideta currently serves as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Dr. Ideta is also a tenured, Full Faculty Specialist, and a graduate professor of the University of Hawaiʻi College of Education, where she teaches courses and serves on guiding master’s and doctoral students through their graduate programs. Dr. Ideta received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Higher Education Administration, with a focus on student affairs administration, from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Dr. Ideta holds regional, national, and international positions with the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). As an internationally trained facilitator, Dr. Ideta has conducted diversity, social justice, conflict resolution, and leadership development workshops in Hawaiʻi, on the continental United States, and in Europe. As a qualitative researcher, Dr. Ideta’s interests center on leadership development, higher education, Asian culture, women’s issues, and the intersectionality of these elements. Dr. Ideta is a proud product of Hawaiʻi’s public school system and is a first-generation college attendee.