Higher Ed Marketing

Focusing on topics in communications, brand and brand strategy, and content and social media strategy in higher education.

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Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan has been with Indiana University for 16 years and is currently in a system-wide role as associate vice president for marketing, where he works to develop, deploy, and champion the university’s brand strategy; leads Indiana University’s full-service internal marketing agency; and serves as marketing liaison to IU’s two core campuses’ (IU Bloomington and IUPUI) leadership and marketing community. 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 serves on the CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing, contributes to Inside Higher Ed's Call to Action blog, and serves on the conference committee for the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education.
Kin Sejpal

Kin Sejpal

Kinnari “Kin” Sejpal serves as the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Branding at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In this inaugural role, she leads a team of branding, marketing, customer relationship, and marketing intelligence professionals. She also provides oversight to college- and division-level marketing and communications functions and guides brand and marketing initiatives for RIT’s four global campuses. In her (almost) two years at RIT, Kin has led a successful rebranding initiative, kicked off a first-of-its-kind reputational campaign, and helped launch a holistic and integrated web presence for the University. Kin comes from a higher education background; she previously worked at Purdue University, where she held a variety of roles within the marketing strategy area. While at Purdue, Kin earned Master’s in Communication and Master’s in Business Administration degrees.