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K-State Today

July 12, 2022

National search begins for vice president for communications and marketing

Submitted by Office of the President

A search committee appointed by President Richard Linton has begun the national search for the vice president for communications and marketing at Kansas State University. The university has engaged with the services of Academic Career and Executive Search, or ACES, an executive search firm, to support the search committee with the process.

The vice president for communications and marketing serves as the chief communications officer for Kansas State University, providing senior leadership for university branding and marketing, communications and public relations that advance the university's core values and reflect its identity. This position leads and manages the Division of Communications and Marketing, which includes several units: news and communications services, marketing services, design services, photo services, video and engineering services and web services. In this role, the vice president for communications and marketing functions as a visionary strategist, implementer and manager. The vice president reports to the university president and serves as a member of the president's cabinet.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished communications professional of unquestioned integrity, sound judgment and high energy, with a commitment to collaborative work and empowerment, a passion for higher education and the ability to support and inspire colleagues.

The search is being assisted by ACES consultants Jennifer Muller, Jennifer Bell and Ann Costantino. Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the K-State Alumni Association, and Jay Stephens, vice president for Human Capital Services, serve as the search committee co-chairs.

Inquiries, nominations and applications will be treated confidentially. For full consideration, application materials must be received by Sept. 6. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vita or resume. Application materials should be submitted using the search firm's candidate portal.

The full position description, including required qualifications, may be found on the president's website.

Campus interviews will take place in mid-to-late October, with an anticipated appointment beginning later in the fall.