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Lisa Arakaki Senior Director of Special Events Office of the President

Additional Positions at AU
Co-Director, AU Commencement
BBA, James Madison University

Favorite Spot on Campus
September 11th Memorial Plaza
Lisa Arakaki works closely with campus partners to coordinate large-scale events including commencement, All-American Weekend, Staff Appreciation, Celebrate AU, and the Faculty-Staff Holiday Party. In addition, she assists with special projects, advises departments and student organizations on event logistics and protocol issues, and represents the office on campus-wide committees. She has worked in Special Events for more than eleven years and previously worked in the School of International Service. As a student, she spent semesters studying in Paris and interning for the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels.