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DU Appoints Renell Wynn New Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing

June 14, 2016 – University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced today that Renell Wynn will serve as the University's next vice chancellor for Communications and Marketing, effective August 15.

Wynn is currently vice president for communications and marketing at George Mason University, where she serves as principal advisor to the president on matters related to communications strategies and marketing initiatives. She has developed and implemented a strategic communications plan to advance George Mason's brand identify. She brings to DU over a decade of higher education experience, including work in development communications at The College of William and Mary, as well as non-profit and public-sector public relations experience. She began her career as a journalist.

Chopp described Wynn as an exceptional collaborator and communicator. "I am thrilled to welcome Renell to DU. She will serve as a critical strategic partner as we position the University as a leader in higher education and communicate our successes and ambitions in light of our strategic vision, DU IMPACT 2025," Chopp said.

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Gregg Kvistad, who chaired the search committee for this position, said, "Renell believes in relationship building, within the University and outside of it. She will help to connect efforts across our academic and administrative units to tell cohesive and compelling stories about DU and our people."

Wynn will be moving to Denver in August. She said, "I am honored and humbled by the opportunity of joining the University of Denver family. I am equally excited about bringing to life the initiatives of the strategic plan—DU IMPACT 2025," said Wynn. "Our ability to connect audiences to the vision and ambitions of this university will have a profound impact on student, faculty and staff experiences, community engagement and alumni participation. It's a great day to be a Pioneer."