Dan Kim appointed vice president for marketing and communications at Quinnipiac

May 30, 2023

Dan Kim

Dan Kim has been appointed vice president for marketing and communications at Quinnipiac University, according to an announcement from President Judy Olian. He will join the university in July.

“Dan comes to Quinnipiac with extensive experience in marketing, communications and social media, and as a senior member of the leadership teams of significant higher education institutions,” Olian said. “Dan is a highly respected leader and innovator. I look forward to drawing on Dan’s vision and experience in extending the national and global stature of Quinnipiac.”

In his new role, Kim will oversee the office of Marketing and Communications, including the Quinnipiac University Poll and the new Center for Survey Insights. He will also serve on the university’s Management Committee.

“This is a tremendous opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with everyone at QU,” Kim said. “Quinnipiac University is clearly on an exciting, upward trajectory – and I am very pleased to be joining the team."

Kim is currently senior vice president for communications, marketing and external relations at Brandeis University, where he has led the communications strategy since 2019.

While at Brandeis, Kim developed a highly successful brand platform and communications plan which aligned messaging across the entire institution, including the Offices of Admissions and Advancement. He also led the university-wide communications strategy during COVID-19 and other moments of challenge. In addition, he has led Brandeis’ media relations program, which has faculty frequently appearing in national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR.

Before Brandeis, Kim served as vice president for marketing and communications at the College of the Holy Cross, where he oversaw crisis communications, government and community relations, and strategic marketing to enhance reputation, support admissions and drive fundraising.

Prior to Holy Cross, he served as executive director of communications and marketing at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, where he led the delivery of integrated marketing messaging for the college; partnered with Advancement to launch a $1 billion fundraising campaign; collaborated with Admissions to create strategies that drove enrollment; and won an Emmy Award for “Fracktopia,” a documentary about the impact of hydraulic fracturing for extracting oil and gas.

Earlier, he held the position of director of news and information at West Virginia University, where he was the chief spokesperson for the state’s flagship university, providing advice and counsel to the president, senior administrators, deans and faculty.

Prior roles held by Kim include vice president of media integration for the Detroit News and Free Press, and editor and publisher of the ABA Journal of the American Bar Association. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

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