Mike Wintemute, deputy vice chancellor for marketing and communications, is the System's chief communications officer. He is also executive director of the TSUS Foundation, Inc., 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 the Texas Lieutenant Governor. He previously served in the administration of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, overseeing communications and external affairs at 40 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, a master's degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Media & Communication at Texas Tech University.