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UH Manoa appoints director of community and government affairs

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Aug 7, 2008

HONOLULU - Gregg Takayama has been appointed Director of Community and Government Affairs in the Office of UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw, effective August 1.

"I‘m confident that Gregg will be a key asset to our leadership team in sharing our message of campus goals and achievements with the public and decision-makers in our community," said Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw.

In the new position, Takayama will continue as spokesperson for UH Mānoa while managing the University Relations team and overseeing government relations. He has been serving as Director of Communications at UH Mānoa since April 2007.

Takayama had also served as Communications Director at the UH‘s John A. Burns School of Medicine from 2005-07, and before that he was a reporter for KHON2 News for eight years.

While attending UH Mānoa, Takayama was a reporter for the Honolulu Star Bulletin. Following graduation in 1978, he served for thirteen years as press secretary to U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye in Washington, D.C. From 1992-1997, he was spokesman for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Public Safety and for Lt. Governor Ben Cayetano.

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