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Michael Kiser, vice president for marketing and communications, has been appointed to serve as a member of the prestigious CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing. He joins colleagues from Brown, Middlebury, Northwestern, and University of Illinois at Chicago and becomes the second representative of the Patriot League to join the 17-member commission. His three-year term begins next month.

Michael Kiser

Michael Kiser

CASE, or the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is one of the largest international associations of educational institutions, serving nearly 3,400 universities, colleges, schools, and related organizations in 61 countries. Comprised of three commissions—Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, and Philanthropy—its work informs the CASE staff and the board of trustees to support the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the advancement disciplines.

Before coming to Lafayette, Kiser served as a member of the faculty for CASE’s 2014 Summer Institute for Communications and Marketing. In 2012, he was chair of CASE’s Campaign Communications Conference. Kiser has also given presentations for Academic Impressions and the College Communicators Association of Virginia and the District of Columbia, among other organizations.

Kiser spent six years at Virginia Tech from 2005-2011 and three years at Colby College as vice president for communications. While at Colby, he was recognized with five Circle of Excellence awards by CASE. Kiser is also the recipient of five Circle of Excellence and Special Merit awards while at Virginia Tech, including one for crisis communications in the wake of the tragic shootings that occurred in April 2007.

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