Skip to Content

Mike Wintemute, Ph.D.


As the system's chief marketing and communications officer, Mike Wintemute manages the reputation and image of the Texas State University System, providing strategic communications counsel to the System's executive team and institutional leaders. He also serves as executive director of the TSUS Foundation, a non-profit corporation that provides private financial support to the system and its seven member institutions.

Dr. Wintemute previously served as communications director for the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, deputy secretary of the California Resources Agency and Cal/EPA under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and press secretary for the California Republican Party during the gubernatorial recall election in 2003. Prior to this, he worked as a communications consultant in the California State Assembly, serving under four consecutive minority leaders.

Wintemute began his career as a news reporter in Northern California. He earned a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications from California State University, Fresno, a master's degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication from Texas Tech University.