External Relations Office

The External Relations Office (ERO) is dedicated to supporting the Shidler College of Business’ mission of achieving international excellence in business education, research and practice by utilizing Hawai‘i’s unique multicultural and geographical advantages.

The ERO’s staff develops strategies to engage the public through communications, marketing and community relations; plans and executes college events; and creates and publishes the biannual Shidler Business magazine. The ERO also oversees the college’s social media accounts, website; and photography and video libraries.

The ERO office works closely with the college’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development, which oversees alumni relations and fundraising efforts in collaboration with the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.


The Shidler College of Business
2404 Maile Way BusAd C-202
Honolulu, HI 96822

Dolly Omiya, Director of External Relations
Dolly Omiya
Director of ERO
(808) 956-5645
  • Media inquiries
  • Press releases
  • Faculty updates
  • Business cards and stationary
Dani Douglass
Dani Douglass
Director of Alumni and Development Communications
(808) 956-6044
  • Shidler Business magazine
  • Alumni eNewsletter
  • Website stories
Kirstin Seal
Kirstin Seal
Director of Marketing
(808) 956-4215
  • Branding
  • Advertising
  • Social media
Jamie Watanabe
Jamie Watanabe
Events Manager
(808) 956-0323
  • Special events
Cara Sawai
Cara Sawai
Special Events and Marketing Specialist
(808) 956-6926
  • TIM special events
  • TIM marketing
Kiana Loftis
Kiana Loftis
Graphic Designer
(808) 956-6902
  • Design services
Loren Swendsen
Loren Swendsen
(808) 956-4580
  • Website services
Mike Orbito
Mike Orbito
Photographer & Videographer
(808) 956-4580
  • Photography
  • Videography