Mike Wintemute, vice chancellor for marketing and communications, is the System's chief communications officer. He is also executive director of the TSUS Foundation, a non-profit corporation that provides private financial support to the System and its member institutions.
Mike previously served as communications director for the Lieutenant Governor of Texas and as an appointee of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the California Environmental Protection and Natural Resources agencies. He also held communications positions in the California State Assembly and California Republican Party.
Mike began his career as a news reporter in Northern California. A first-generation college graduate, 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.