College of Engineering appoints S.T.E.M. marketing & public affairs officer

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Eric R. Matsunaga, (808) 956-7584
Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, College of Engineering
Posted: Apr 14, 2011

Myhraliza Aala
Myhraliza Aala
The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa College of Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Myhraliza Aala as S.T.E.M. marketing and public affairs officer.
Aala will be responsible for the college’s S.T.E.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach efforts, including positioning and messaging, event coordination, enrollment management, communications and publicity.
Prior to her recent appointment, Aala served as associate director of new student programs at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, responsible for the planning, management, implementation and evaluation of new student orientation and transitional programs. Aala joined UH Hilo in 2006, after nine years at San Diego State University, where she most recently served as manager and project coordinator for the dean of undergraduate studies.
“We are extremely pleased to have Ms. Aala on board to help spearhead our initiative to increase interest in S.T.E.M. and UH Mānoa engineering in the schools,” said Dean Peter E. Crouch. “It is evident from her past experience, that Ms. Aala has the ability to engage students and garner support from the local community and businesses. We look forward to working with her.”
Aala holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master of arts degree in communication from San Diego State University, and is currently working on her doctorate of education in educational leadership through the University of Southern California’s cohort program. She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.