For the health and safety of our staff and those around us, and in conjunction with the Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home Order, the Office of University Relations is currently telecommuting effective Monday, March 30 through April 30, 2020. The UH Hilo Speakers' Bureau has been temporarily suspended during this time.
For any assistance, please contact the following:
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, Interim Director: (808) 932-7339 or email@example.com
Nyssa Kushi, Marketing Director: (808) 932-7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deneen O. Louie, Secretary: (808) 932-7337 or email@example.com
We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding as we do our part to keep our campus community safe and healthy.
The Office of University Relations Staff
The Office of University Relations is the communications arm of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
University Relations is comprised of various departments, which all provide its own specialized communications services and duties.
Develops and directs community outreach programs, represents the University at various functions and disseminates information to the public and community groups to promote the image and involvement of the University.
The Office of Media Relations fulfills a critical function in the public relations effort at UH Hilo, serving as the hub and primary point of contact for all journalists and media representatives. Media Relations assists the University community with publicizing newsworthy events, as well as manage select print and online publications and programs such as the UH Hilo Directory and Haʻilono o UH Hilo. See the Media Relations Policy and Procedures and our Guidelines for Filming and Photography at the University of Hawaiʻi.
Please submit a UH Hilo Communications Request for Assistance form for requests for various communications projects. You must be logged in to your Google@UH account (such as for UH email) to submit the form. A model release form should be completed for all subjects featured in photography and video requests.
The Office of Institutional Marketing is responsible for leading the development and execution of UH Hilo's strategic marketing plan and is also tasked with unifying campus units under one cohesive brand management policy. Along with the consultation of UH Hilo's Marketing and Social Media Advisory Group, the office engages in print and digital campaigns designed to enhance public awareness and engagement.