Takayama appointed Director of Communications at UH Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, (808) 382-3212
Director of Communications
Posted: Apr 24, 2007

Gregg Takayama has been appointed Director of Communications in the Office of the Chancellor at UH Manoa.

Takayama moves to his new position from the John A. Burns School of Medicine where he has served as Director of Public Relations since August, 2005.

"We are pleased that someone with Gregg‘s broad experience in media and public affairs can continue his communications work with UH Manoa," said interim Chancellor Denise Konan. "Manoa‘s community outreach, marketing and communications efforts are important as the campus serves our state, our students and alumni."

While attending UH Manoa, 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.

Before joining the medical school, Takayama was a reporter for KHON2 News for eight years.

"As a graduate of UH Manoa, I am excited and honored at the chance to tell people what a tremendous asset we have in our Manoa campus," Takayama said.

His appointment is effective May 1, 2007.