Miho accepts position to support UH West Oahu's donor development efforts

University of Hawaiʻi
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, University of Hawaii Foundation
Posted: Aug 10, 2010

Mariko Miho
Mariko Miho
HONOLULU - The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is pleased to announce that Mariko Miho has accepted a new position as the senior director of development for the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu. She will be working with UH West O‘ahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni to cultivate and steward individual major gift donors. She will also be working with senior UH Foundation leadership on campaign planning, in partnership with the UH West O‘ahu leadership team. Miho previously served as the senior director of development for the community colleges.
"We are delighted to have a designated senior development director at the UH Foundation working with us as we focus on building an endowment to support students at our growing new campus," said Gene Awakuni, UH West O‘ahu chancellor. "This is an exciting time for UH West O‘ahu, our students, alumni, and community. It is likely that Mariko’s support and experience will prove to be a great help in our university’s history."
Miho was born and raised in Honolulu. 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 15 years. Previous posts include 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, 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.
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawai‘i and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships. Please visit www.uhfoundation.org.
The University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu became a four-year, comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The university offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. UH West O‘ahu will begin construction (in 2010) of a state-of-the art, new campus in the City of Kapolei. For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, twitter.com/uhwestoahu, facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call 454-4700 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.