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Mike Wintemute

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Mike Wintemute, vice chancellor for marketing and communications, is the System's chief communications officer. In this role, he works to increase awareness and enhance the reputation of TSUS and its member institutions. Mike is also executive director of the TSUS Foundation, a non-profit corporation that provides private financial support to the System and institutions.

Mike previously served as communications director for the Lieutenant Governor of Texas; was appointed deputy secretary at the California Environmental Protection and Natural Resources agencies by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and held communications positions 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.