John Denker appointed MU vice chancellor for communications and marketing // Display Me Mizzou // College of Missouri

John Denker

July 10, 2023 
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University of Missouri officials declared currently the appointment of John Denker as vice chancellor for communications and internet marketing for MU and chief marketing and communications officer for the UM Technique. Denker’s appointment is effective Aug. 8.  

“We’re thrilled to welcome John to the College of Missouri,” said Mun Choi, president of the College of Missouri. “His intensive expertise in higher instruction advertising, coupled with his strategic acumen and passion for training, make him the suitable individual to direct our marketing and communications efforts. We are self-assured that his leadership will even further elevate the university’s popularity.”  

Denker presently serves as interim senior vice president and chief advertising and marketing and communications officer for the College of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, the place he qualified prospects institutional internet marketing and communications for the land-grant, AAU institution. He joined the University of Arizona in 2015 and has progressed by means of senior advertising and marketing roles prior to serving as vice president of marketing and brand name administration and eventually getting to be interim main internet marketing and communications officer in 2022. Prior to becoming a member of the University of Arizona, Denker served as the senior director of sales and advertising at The Arizona Day by day Star.  

In his new position, Denker will direct a division of almost 100 marketing and advertising and communications industry experts to form procedures and generate outcomes that boost the name and visibility of MU, as properly as additional its place as a leading land-grant, AAU institution and an economic driver for the condition, location and further than. Also, Denker will do the job with communications partners throughout the university method by coordinating shared aims, messages, issues administration techniques, branding and status-developing for schools and schools, federal government relations, improvement, MU Health Treatment, MU Athletics and MU Extension. 

“I am deeply honored and thrilled to be part of the University of Missouri and the UM Program and to work with President Choi — whose management set the corporations on an superb trajectory,” Denker explained. “I am psyched to share the methods the university increases the excellent of daily life for Missourians, drives effective outcomes for graduates and transforms main-edge study into practical alternatives.” 

Denker replaces Kristen Smarr who has served as interim vice chancellor given that August 2022. Smarr will return to her everlasting posture as associate vice chancellor for communications and advertising and marketing. 

“We are really grateful for the initiatives and accomplishments Kristen has produced with our communications group,” Choi explained. “She has aligned our strategic marketing and advertising and conversation initiatives — working with communications companions throughout the college procedure and MU to advance the efforts of our college, employees and pupils on all our campuses.”