Mike Wintemute, deputy vice chancellor for marketing and communications, is the System's chief communications officer. His primary focus is ensuring that TSUS and its member institutions communicate effectively with external audiences to increase awareness of the System and enhance their reputation.
Mike joined TSUS in 2010 after working as communications director for Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. Prior to joining the Lt. Governor's office, Mike served in the administration of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, overseeing the communications and external affairs activities of 40 state departments, boards, commissions and conservancies. He also held communications positions at the California Republican Party and in the California State Assembly.
Mike began his career as a broadcast journalist in Northern California. He received a bachelor's degree in mass communication from California State University, Fresno, and a master's degree in communication studies from California State University, Sacramento.