I’m the Vice President for Global Communications and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Michigan. I’ve been in PR and marketing for a long time now, starting in the agency world but quickly moving into higher education. I’ve worked both in-house—at Rensselaer, Michigan State University and U-M—and as a consultant for public and private universities.
In the last 10 years I’ve married my soul mate, moved to a little lake (well, more like a big pond, but still a slice of heaven pie in my view), adopted two boys, and returned full time to U-M.
I’m an avid knitter and an enthusiastic (if not well-trained) gardener, foodie, bird watcher, and occasional fly fisherperson. My husband, Len Niehoff, and I live in Chelsea, Mich., where there are always kids and dogs underfoot.
Our household motto: Mangia e statti zitto. That’s Italian for “eat and shut up.”