Michael D. Kiser became vice president for marketing and communications Sept. 1. He previously served as vice president for communications at Colby College.
He succeeds Robert J. Massa P’08, who stepped down after five years as vice president for communications to join the Development Office as deputy vice president for the campaign.
“Michael’s understanding of residential undergraduate colleges and experience in key administrative roles position him well to provide effective and inspiring leadership in a time when it is more important than ever to communicate the College’s distinctive strengths to a wide range of audiences,” said President Alison Byerly.
Kiser’s accomplishments at Colby include restructuring the department and increasing its effectiveness in digital and print design, media relations, social media, and web development. He also directed strategies that resulted in increased participation by alumni in annual giving.
During his tenure, Colby received five Circle of Excellence awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Kiser was director of development communications at Virginia Tech from 2005 to 2011.
He holds a B.A. degree in English from Wabash College and master’s in English from Purdue University.