Episode 46 Kumu Moments: Admission Advice From Chaminade University VP


Roberta Espinoza refers to them as Pivotal Moments. In Hawaii, they are known as Kumu Moments.


What are they? Mini interventions. When an adult has a conversation with a teen and plants the seed of college, career, and future. 


When you look back on your life, somewhere along the way  someone said something, introduced you to an idea, or offered encouragement for you to pursue something you did not dare dream of before s/he planted that seed. 


Children are not born with the intuitive knowledge and belief that they will attend college. It is the us,  parents, mentors, educators who offer children everywhere that they CAN and WILL attend, if that is their desire. 


Today, our Guest, Ed Devine shares so many KuMu moments. With over 20 years in College Admissions, Ed has worked for Hawaii Pacific University, Loyola Chicago, most recently at Lafayette College, before being named the Vice President of Enrollment at Chaminade University in Honolulu.

Guest Bio:

Edward Devine attended Colby College in Maine. Ed started his admission career in Boston at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1991. From there he went to Syracuse, NY to work for a Jesuit school, Le Moyne College. 


Ed served as a Regional Admission Officer for Loyola University of Chicago for three years, Hawaii Pacific University for 12 years, and  Lafayette College for seven years. Ed is now currently In first year as the VIce President of Enrollment at Chaminade.


A former President of Western ACAC and a National Delegate for our professional organization and former chair of the Regional Admissions Counselors of CA and founding member of the National regional organization. Ed regularly presents at state and national conferences and lobbies in CA and Washington, DC for college access initiatives. 

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