Ryan "Coach" Perreira

Recreation, Fitness, Sports, and Leisure Coordinator

Headshot of Ryan PerreriraRyan Perriera (Coach RP) is the Coordinator for Campus Recreation which includes, intramural sports, the Pueo/Nāulu Fitness center, Health and Wellness programs.  He is originally from Lihue, Kauai, and is currently living in Manoa with his wife and 2 children. Coach RP has been working for the University of Hawaii System since 1994, mostly at of the community colleges on Oahu, but joined the University of Hawaii – West Oahu in 2015.  

Coach’s philosophy is “Student First.” He believes his job is to engage students, enhance their experience, and explore all possibilities in a safe environment.  He also teaches soft skills because it is something you don’t learn in the classroom. He has a couple of famous quotes,” I am smarter than I look,” and “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”  He also is a first-generation college graduate and is proud to represent his family.

Izaiah Ibarra

Student Staff Lead

After graduating in 2022 from Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei, Izaiah decided to pursue a career in the health field where he is currently majoring in nursing. As the new student lead, provides the campus recreation team with outstanding leadership skills, he introduces a new energy boost to the Campus Recreation team and hopes to create new friendships. During his freetime you can find Izaiah beach hopping with his friends, playing with his dog or at the basketball court.

Miliani "Mili" Kuhaulua

Student Staff – Recreation

Miliani Kuhaulua is a getting ready to graduate in Spring 2024 with a bachelors in Psychology and Sociology. Mili loves working and talking with everyone. She’s played sports through grade school and now weightlifts on her free time. With Campus Recreation, she markets events and will helps with anything and everything. You can find Mili working in the Nāulu Center, Fitness Center, at recreation events, and on Instagram @UHWOSports!

Ronald "Ron" Shiue

Student Staff – Recreation

After finishing 4 years of active duty service with the United States Air Force, Ron decided to enroll at UHWO to pursue a degree in Public Administration with a focus in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management. He likes to stay active, and his hobbies are jogging, weightlifting, basketball, and martial arts. You can find Ron working in the fitness center, out in the field on the great lawn next to the library during field days, and at intramural sporting events. He is originally from New York City but loves the tropical island life. He is excited to work with the recreational department team and all the staff members at UHWO. 

Xanigo "Kaui" Franko Murphy

Student Staff – Recreation

Kaui’s passion for exercise and physical activity weaves its way through both his studies and his work. He happily provides recreational services in the form of maintaining the Nāulu center and the fitness center. When not working, Kaui can be found working towards his transfer to Dietetics at UH Manoa, at the gym, or playing and writing music. During his high school years at Leilehua, he found that nothing else interested him quite like nutrition and music did. 


Olivia "Liv" Chung

Student Staff – Recreation

Olivia is finishing up her second year at UHWO majoring in business marketing. Alongside helping recruit for intramural sports and promoting other activities happening on campus, she is an SAFB (Student Activity Fee Board) member coordinating and hosting events for the school. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out and exploring the Island with loved ones.