Announcing New SVP for Communications, Marketing and External Relations

Aug. 6, 2019

Dear Brandeis Community Members,

I am pleased to share with you the news that we have completed our national search for a new senior vice president for communications, marketing and external relations, and appointed an individual with extensive successful experience at several prominent colleges and universities.

Danial Kim, currently vice president for communications at the College of the Holy Cross, will join the university effective September 1, assuming the role held by Bill Walker on an interim basis since January.

In his work at Holy Cross, Dan has 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.

Dan will serve on the president’s leadership team, working closely with that group as we continue the development of the Framework for Our Future and communicate its progress on and off campus. He will lead the central communications, marketing, and external relations team and the continued development of an integrated university-wide marketing communications strategy as our new branding platform is implemented.

Let me take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the screening committee for its effective and efficient assistance with the search: Bill O’Reilly, chief of staff; 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.

Please join me in welcoming Dan Kim to the Brandeis community.

Sincerely,

Ron