TACOMA, Wash. — University of Puget Sound will welcome Lindsay Nyquist as associate vice president for marketing and communications, effective May 2023. Working closely with Victor Martin, vice president for university relations, and senior leaders across the institution, Nyquist will lead efforts to build an integrated marketing and communications program, unify messaging, and elevate Puget Sound’s institutional brand in support of advancing the university’s strategic plan and mission.
Nyquist currently serves as director of marketing and communications at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., a role she was promoted into in 2018. Among her accomplishments as director, Nyquist completed a brand rearticulation project, bringing enhanced cohesion and consistency to the Fort Lewis College brand. Additionally, she launched a website redesign, implemented virtual tours, and co-produced an episode of Amazon Prime’s The College Tour about Fort Lewis College. Nyquist has held progressively senior roles with the college since 2008.
Nyquist earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and communication from the University of Delaware, and a master’s degree in higher education from Drexel University. She serves on the CASE Commission on Communication and Marketing, and the CASE/AGB/ACE Value of Higher Education national committee, among other volunteer service.
Nyquist was chosen through a highly competitive national search. Please join us in recognizing the members of the search committee for their hard work and deliberation. The committee includes:
- Allison Cannady-Smith, associate vice president for constituent relations — co-chair
- Rebecca Harrison ’01, associate vice president for university relations — co-chair
- Abby Sanderson ’25, ASUPS director of events and public relations
- Alan Krause, associate professor, School of Business and Leadership
- Darrel Frost ’04, Frost Creative LLC
- Heidi Huckins, assistant director of admission and music recruitment coordinator
- Joanna Carey Cleveland, vice president and general counsel, chief of staff, and secretary to the Board of Trustees
- Jonny Eberle, copywriter, Office of Marketing and Communications
- Julie Gates ’90, executive vice president at WE Communications
- Tracy Doyle, professor and director, School of Music
With a forward-looking president, a dedicated senior leadership team, passionate students, and exceptional faculty and staff, Puget Sound is on track to realize the goals laid out in its 10-year strategic plan, Leadership for a Changing World, which challenges the university to grow its engagement with the community and position University of Puget Sound as one of the foremost liberal arts and sciences universities in the nation.
As the leader of the Office of Marketing and Communications, formerly the Office of Communications, Nyquist will play a critical role in the execution of Puget Sound’s long-term vision by implementing a communications strategy that elevates awareness of the university brand, guides the university’s marketing through increased integration with enrollment and advancement efforts, and tells the story of the institution in thoughtful, dynamic, and compelling ways.
About Puget Sound
A nationally ranked residential liberal arts and sciences college in Tacoma, Wash., University of Puget Sound enrolls 1,800 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, as well as 300 graduate students in education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 areas of study. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Luce scholars, notables in the arts and culture, scholars and scientists, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students, Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.