This is a directory consists of Marianists residing in two campus communities: Marianist Hall and Hale Malia, Marianists serving on Chaminade’s Board of Regents and Marianist Educational Associates.
Marianist of Kalaepohaku
Marianists who live on Kalaepohaku, a hill that’s home to Chaminade University and Saint Louis School.
BRO. BRANDON K. ALANA, SM – 2020
Associate Director of Campus Ministry
Saint Louis School, Campus Ministry Center
Bro. Brandon entered the Society of Mary in 2006. After graduating from Chaminade University he remained on campus serving as a campus minister before entering the Marianists. He has served as Campus Minister at both St. Mary’s University and the University of Dayton. His hometown is Aiea, Hawaii.
BRO. EDWARD BRINK, S.M. – 2016
VP for Mission & Rector, Chaminade University
Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, Room 210-B
Bro. Ed entered the Society of Mary in 1985. The University of Dayton graduate served as a teacher, minister, and administrator at Chaminade-Julienne High School. In 1998, he became director of a teacher service program at Dayton then led the Center for Catholic Education from 2005-2007. From 2007 to 2015, he served as Assistant for Education for the Province and as a Regent for Chaminade University. His hometown is Endwell, New York.
BRO. JOHN CAMPBELL, S.M. – 2003
Counseling, Preaching, Spiritual Direction
Hale Malia Community
Bro. John entered the Society of Mary in 1958. After graduating from the University of Dayton, he served as President of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School in Hollywood, Florida, where he also taught math, religion, psychology, and biology and coached track and cross-country programs. Bro. John serves on Marianist Province committees and is a trustee of Chaminade College Preparatory School in California. His hometown is Brooklyn, New York.
BRO. FRANK DAMM, S.M. – 1997
Marianist Center of Hawaii, Chaminade University
Bro. Frank entered the Society of Mary in 1956. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton, he taught at Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He later earned a doctorate degree in astrophysics from The Ohio State University. Bro. Frank spent 20 years in Africa serving as an instructor at Kenyatta University in Nairobi and as Regional Superior for the Marianist missions in Eastern Africa. His hometown is Detroit, Michigan.
BRO. TOM JALBERT, S.M. – 2011
Marianist Hall Community i/o Archivist
Sullivan Family Library
Bro. Tom entered the Society of Mary in 1967. After graduating from Chaminade University in 1971, he served in various capacities at Saint Louis School, including Director of Campus Ministry. He also worked as a librarian at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco from 1992 to 2011. His hometown is Long Beach, California.
BRO. PETER KIAMA, S.M. – 2017
Information Technology, Saint Louis School
Bro. Kiama entered the Society of Mary in 1991. He served in the Office of Temporalities of the Marianist Region of Eastern Africa Administration and carried out social development projects for youth in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya; and Davao, Philippines. Starting in 2012, Bro. Peter worked on parish projects for the St. Francis de Sales community in Cincinnati, Ohio. His hometown is Mukui, Kenya.
BRO. ROBERT MARUYAMA, S.M. – 1998
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Kieffer Hall, Room 14
Bro. Robert entered the Society of Mary in 1962. A California native raised in Japan during World War II, he attended a Marianist school in Yokohama. After earning a college degree in the U.S., he taught at Marianist high schools in California and at his alma mater in Japan. Before coming to Chaminade in 1998, Bro. Robert spent 17 years with the University of Dayton’s computer science department. His hometown is Los Angeles, California.
BRO. GARY MORRIS, S.M. – 2003
Retired Associate Professor of Theater
Bro. Gary entered the Society of Mary in 1965. After graduating from San Francisco State and the University of Dayton, he taught drama, English and speech at high schools in Hawaii and California. He wrote and staged a rock opera that toured Australia, and wrote and staged a pageant for San Francisco’s bicentennial celebration. Bro. Gary taught theater and directed theater productions for 17 years at Chaminade University. His hometown is San Francisco, California.
BRO. ALLEN A. PACQUING, S.M. – 2012
Academic Advisor, Advising and Career Development
Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, Room 6
Bro. Allen entered the Society of Mary in 2012. He earned a graduate degree in Pastoral Ministry from Santa Clara University. Prior to entering the Society, he served as Pastoral Associate at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu, Hawaii. At Chaminade University, Bro. Allen served as Campus Minister, Tutoring Coordinator, and Director of Campus Ministry. He recently worked as Associate Director of Community Engagement at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX. His hometown is Kalihi Kai, Honolulu, Hawaii.
BRO. DENNIS SCHMITZ, S.M. – 1996
Special Ministries, Marianist Center of Hawaii
Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, Room 109
Bro. Dennis entered the Society of Mary in 1967. He taught English and worked in campus ministry for ten years at Marianist high schools in California. He also served for 12 years in Korean missions, primarily in houses of formation. Bro. Dennis is engaged in special ministries with the Marianist Center of Hawaii. He organizes and presents the twice-annual Father Mackey Marianist Lecture Series. His hometown is Los Angeles, California.
FR. MARTIN SOLMA, S.M. – 2010
Chaplain and Special Assistant to the President, Chaminade University
Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, Room 260
Fr. Marty entered the Society of Mary in 1966 and was ordained in 1978. He holds English and philosophy degrees from the University of Dayton, a master of education degree from Boston College and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Toronto St. Michael’s College. He served for 28 years in Kenya, including as Superior for the Marianist District of East Africa. In 2010, he became Provincial for the Marianist Province of the U.S. His hometown is Cleveland, Ohio.
Board of Regents Members
Marianists serving as members on the Board of Regents at Chaminade University.
BRO. THOMAS GIARDINO, S.M. – 2015
Executive Director, Association of Marianist Universities
300 College Park Ave., Dayton, OH, 45469
Bro. Tom entered the Society of Mary in 1962. He holds undergraduate degrees in theology and education and master’s degrees in sociology, spirituality and organizational development. From 1972 to 1984, he was Executive Editor of the Marianist Resource Commission. He served in Rome as the Marianists’ Assistant for Education. In 2015, he was appointed Assistant for Education for the Marianist Province of the U.S. His hometown is Cleveland, Ohio.
FR. OSCAR VASQUEZ, S.M. – 2015
4425 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2301
Fr. Oscar entered the Society of Mary in 1986 and was ordained in 2005. He holds a degree in Secondary Education from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a degree in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum in Rome. He has served as Director of Campus Ministry, Principal in Marianist High Schools and most Recently as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Pillar parish in St. Louis. In 2018, he became Provincial for the Marianist Province of the U.S. His hometown is San Antonio, TX.
BRO. EDWARD VIOLETT, S.M. – 2016
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Our Lady of the Lake College
5415 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-9124
Bro. Edward entered the Society of Mary in 1982. He holds a bachelor’s in financial management from St. Mary’s University, a master’s in administration from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in social policy and administration from the London School of Economics. He served as General Counsel of the Marianists in Rome before joining Our Lady of the Lake College in 2015. His hometown is Agana, Guam.
Marianist Educational Associates
Members of the Marianist Educational Associates community are dedicated to strengthening the Catholic and Marianist mission of Chaminade University. They do so by increasing their knowledge and appreciation of Marianist spirituality and its educational traditions. Community members also adapt and transform these traditions so they respond to current challenges facing the university.
Vice President, Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Vice President, Finance and Facilities
Dean, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Religious Studies
Dior Ashton Donner
Assistant Director of Admissions
Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Associate Professor, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
Vice President, Center for Innovation and Strategy
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Director of Facilities
Associate Professor, School of Humanities, Arts, and Design
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, Arts and Design
Sr. Malia Wong, OP
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, Arts and Design
Maritel S. Suniga
Payroll Specialist, Business Office
Fr. Martin Solma, SM
University Chaplain and Special Asst to the President, Campus Ministry
Library Director, Sullivan Family Library
Stacey (Higa) Ishii
Communications Manager, University Communications and Marketing
Administrative Specialist to the Vice President of Finance & Facilities
Librarian, Sullivan Family Library