Time: August 4, 12:00 p.m.
Hear fast-paced PechaKucha-style presentations about the work and ideas of communicators from across campus in this perennial CommuniCon favorite!
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Assistant Director of News and Information
Office of Communications and Marketing
Heather Peters is an assistant director of news and information in the Office of Communications and Marketing, where she is responsible for setting content strategy and managing strategic storytelling efforts for the university. She began her career as a broadcast journalist and later transitioned into public relations and marketing for major companies such as Scripps Networks and Regal. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is currently working on her master’s with a concentration in strategic and digital communication through UT’s College of Communication and Information.
Global Research Office
Jamie McGowan directs the Global Research Office, which aims to increase international faculty collaborations and research through grants and mutually beneficial partnerships. In this role, she leads a couple initiatives around UT’s engagement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including campus rankings and curriculum engagement of the SDGs through course badging.
Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life
Hunter Carlheim, recently named the Division of Student Life’s New Professional of the Year, started as the coordinator for the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life in January 2020 and is the primary advisor for the Interfraternity Council. He manages marketing, family engagement, new member education, and social responsibility. Graduating from Robert Morris University in 2016, he then worked for the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity Headquarters as a traveling educational leadership consultant and the leadership and education specialist before he made the move to Rocky Top. Currently, he is working on obtaining his master’s degree from UT in instructional technology through the Department of Educational Psychology.