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 an appointee of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the California Environmental Protection and Natural Resources agencies, and served as press secretary for the California Republican Party during the historic 2003 gubernatorial recall election. Prior to this, he served as deputy communications director and communications director 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.