President John S.K. Kauwe III, following approval from the BYU–Hawaii Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Laura Moana Tevaga as Advancement Vice President.
Tevaga brings 20 years of experience in the Church Educational System to this position. During her career, she has held critical positions in communications, marketing, fundraising, and development.
She has served as assistant to the president for University Communications at BYU–Hawaii since September 2020. Prior to that, her service at BYU–Hawaii includes four years as director of communication & marketing. In this new role, Tevaga will work to strengthen relationships with internal and external constituents through communications, media relations, social media, marketing, special events, and philanthropies.
“Laura is an exceptional leader. She is intelligent and thoughtful. She is devoted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the mission of BYU–Hawaii. Her contributions and insights have already had a significant positive impact on the university,” said President Kauwe. “As Advancement Vice President, I know she will continue to be a tremendous asset to our students, alumni, leadership team, and our entire university ohana.”
Before coming to BYU–Hawaii, Tevaga served as director of development and station management at BYU Broadcasting, where she oversaw advancement initiatives for several television and radio stations and their 450+ employees.
“It’s an exciting time at BYU–Hawaii. I’m honored to step into this new role as Advancement Vice President and to continue my work in supporting the spiritual and educational needs of our students,” said Tevaga. “I look forward to working with President Kauwe and such dedicated colleagues as we fulfill the prophetic mission of this university.”
Tevaga earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University in Provo. She was born and raised in Chicago but now calls Hawaii home. She and her husband, Nofoa, are the parents of two children.