Announcement from the Chancellor:
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mariko Miho as Executive Director of Development for the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.
Miho was born and raised in Honolulu and is the daughter of the late Katsugo and Laura Miho. She graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 1980 with a BA in psychology and has been working in leadership and development positions supporting public higher education for the past 18 years.
Previous posts include director of development at UH West Oahu, community affairs and special programs coordinator at the University of Hawai‘i community colleges; vice president of donor services and marketing at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation; and associate vice president of development at the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.
Earlier in her career Miho worked in diverse settings in Tokyo, Japan, Northern California and Hawai‘i, as a language trainer, business-to-business marketing communications specialist for Hewlett Packard, and nonprofit executive for performing arts and cultural organizations.
Her many interests include hula, taiko, zen meditation, Hawaiian culture and values, flower arranging, community and ethnic history, and animals, to name a few.
Mariko brings a wealth of experience, skills, and enthusiasm to UH Hilo. She will be going out into our ‘ohana and the community to develop collaborative relationships for the benefit of our students and our university.
Her office is located in the Kilauea Financial Plaza and you can find her contact info here.