Episode Host

Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan is in his 14th year with Indiana University, currently in a system-wide role as associate vice president for marketing, serving as marketing liaison to the flagship campus leadership and marketing community; working to develop, champion, and deploy the university’s brand strategy; and leading IU’s internal marketing agency. Previously, he worked at the campus level as vice chancellor for external affairs at Indiana University East and assistant dean for advancement at Indiana University–Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC). Rob earned his bachelor's degree from Wabash College, master's from Xavier University, and doctorate from Creighton University. He authors the University Advancement blog and is past chair of CASE Indiana.


Jackie Ostrowicki

Jackie Ostrowicki is assistant vice president for university affairs and director of marketing and strategic communications at the University of Nebraska. She develops and manages communications and marketing strategy and initiatives to advance the mission and reputation of the University of Nebraska’s four-campus system, build relationships, and support the university’s president and board in achieving their goals for the institution.

Jackie also brings more than a decade of experience from the private sector, and she is an adjunct professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She serves on several arts and education-related boards and is passionate about leadership and professional development for women.