C of I hires new Director of Marketing and Communications
2011. 01. 03.
The College of Idaho has named Dustin Wunderlich its new Director of Marketing and Communications. Wunderlich comes to C of I from Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he served as senior director of public relations. He earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Valparaiso as well as a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.
“I'm excited to join a college with a rich history of excellence and a close-knit community,” Wunderlich said. “The College of Idaho has a great story to tell, and I look forward to helping raise awareness of how its distinctive educational experience prepares professional, ethical, articulate and knowledgeable graduates.”
As senior director of public relations at Valparaiso, Wunderlich led planning and execution of the school's media relations, internal communications and special events efforts, with a focus on strengthening the university's reputation and public awareness. Wunderlich also served as director of media relations at Valparaiso for six years and worked as a journalist at the Post-Tribune and the Kokomo Tribune in Indiana.
Michael Vandervelden, Vice President for College Relations at C of I, said Wunderlich's experience and track record of success made him an excellent person to fill the post.
“Dustin's passion for The College of Idaho and our commitment to preparing students for success in a rapidly changing, diverse and technologically-informed world was evident during the interview process,” Vandervelden said. “We look forward to his talents and energy advancing The College of Idaho.”
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.