Noelehua Lyons ’91 Archambault

New Leadership in Advancement

Noelehua Lyons ’91 Archambault has been named Punahou’s interim vice president for institutional advancement, overseeing alumni relations, archives, communications and fundraising. A member of the School’s fundraising team since 2006, she previously served as Senior Director of Development.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our Advancement team under the guidance of President Mike Latham ’86 and our Board of Trustees,” Archambault said. “We learned a great deal from Kathy Nelson during her tenure, and have matured into a strong, cohesive, creative and collaborative team. It has been an absolute honor to work with our colleagues across campus to envision and fulfill the dreams of our Ku‘u Punahou Campaign, and we are overwhelmed and humbled by the incredible generosity of our Punahou community. Our students, our faculty and staff and our campus are indelibly improved, and our team is very excited to embark on our next inspired journey.”  

Before coming to Punahou, Archambault worked in higher education advancement as Associate Director of International Initiatives at Harvard University, where she raised funds for global priorities across the University, set development and operational strategy, and managed university fundraising trips throughout Asia. Upon returning to Hawai‘i, she joined the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa as director of development, responsible for major gift fundraising and development strategy for the College of Arts and Sciences.

She received a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Cornell University in Comparative Literature and a master’s in International Education from Harvard University. She has served on the boards of the YWCA of O‘ahu and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Aloha Chapter. She and her husband, Chris, have two sons attending Punahou – Kaiea ’24 and Makana ’29.

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