Dan Kim named SVP of communications, marketing and external relations at Brandeis

After a national search, Brandeis University has named experienced communications executive Dan Kim to the role of senior vice president for communications, marketing and external relations. Currently vice president for communications at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Kim will join Brandeis on September 1.

Kim will lead the central communications, marketing, and external relations team and the continued development of an integrated university-wide marketing communications strategy as its new branding platform is implemented. He succeeds Bill Walker, who has held the position on an interim basis since January.

headshot of SVP of Communications, Marketing and External Affairs Dan Kim in blue shirt, sport coat and glasses

Dan Kim

“Dan Kim will bring a deep history of innovation and excellence in communications and marketing to our senior leadership team and to Brandeis,” said President Ron Liebowitz. “I am confident that, under his leadership, our communications team will be able to enhance our communications strategy and execution, and to elevate our institution’s profile across the country and the world. I am delighted to welcome him to our campus.”

In his work at Holy Cross, Kim managed strategic marketing, issues management, and government and community relations. He developed marketing campaigns, and collaborated closely with the college’s academic leadership on strategy, with the Office of Advancement on fundraising campaigns, and with the Office of Admissions on marketing planning.

Prior to joining Holy Cross, he served as executive director of communications and marketing at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, where he directed branding strategy and marketing planning and implementation. Earlier he held the position of director of news and information at West Virginia University, leading integrated marketing programs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a J.D. degree, both at the University of Michigan.

"I think this is an important moment in the university's history, and I am very pleased to be joining the leadership team. I look forward to bringing my perspective and experience to help share the story of the university and to being part of the Brandeis community." 

The search committee included Bill O’Reilly, chief of staff of the president; Harleen Singh, associate professor of south Asian literature and women’s studies; Stew Uretsky, executive vice president for finance and administration; Jen Walker, dean of admissions; and Bill Walker, interim senior vice president for communications, marketing and external relations.

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