Mike Wintemute, deputy vice chancellor for marketing and communications, is the System's chief communications officer. He also serves as executive director of the TSUS Foundation, a public non-profit corporation that provides financial support to the System and its member institutions.
Mike arrived at 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 functions 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 news reporter in Northern California. He received a bachelor's degree in telecommunications from California State University, Fresno, and a master's degree in communication studies from California State University, Sacramento.