Katie Wolf named Senior Communications Manager

Jul 23, 2012

The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University announced today that Katie Wolf will join the College as Senior Communications Manager on August 6, 2012.  Katie Wolf has served as Executive Director of the Michigan Humanities Council, where she has overseen grant awards and programs for many state and federally funded cultural programs.

"Katie Wolf brings valuable communication experience, innovative leadership and creativity to our College,” said Dean Pamela Whitten.  “Katie Wolf is an alumna of our College, and is a highly regarded communications professional.  We are extremely excited to have her join our talented team.”

Katie Wolf also served for several years as Executive Director of the Michigan Association for Community and Adult Education.  Wolf owned and operated a successful communications/marketing firm in Owosso for many years, and she worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce as Director for the National Medal of Technology, a Presidential medal awarded to the nation’s top technological innovators and corporations.

Katie Wolf worked for several years as Director of External Relations for the Consortium for International Earth Science and Information Network (CIESIN) in Saginaw, a federally funded data center that focused on the human dimensions of global change.  Wolf also served in Governor James J. Blanchard’s administration as the Communications Director for the Governor’s Cabinet Council on Human Investment.  

Katie Wolf earned a Master of Arts degree in advertising from MSU, and earned an undergraduate degree as a Presidential Scholar from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at MSU combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to globally influence the professional practice of communication.  For more than 50 years, scholars in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences have redefined the boundaries of communication studies.  With nearly 45,000 alumni, the College is an international leader in: communication technologies, health and risk communication, and international/intercultural communication.