The leadership team governing the University of Arizona central Marketing and Communications division.

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Brad Bohlander

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

Brad Bohlander oversees the University's brand identity and central communications functions in line with the institution's mission, values and strategic priorities. These include marketing, public and media relations, crisis communications and issues management, web and digital communications, social media, internal communications and creative services.

With more than 20 years of experience in public higher education, his expertise spans award-winning communications culture and effectiveness as well as leading university communities to new levels of collaboration, visual and core message consistency, and overall marketing and communications success.

Prior to joining the University in 2023, he served as chief communications and marketing officer at North Carolina State University since 2011. He also was the executive director of public relations and university spokesperson for Colorado State University from 2002 to 2011, moving to that position from the University of Colorado system, where he served as associate director for institutional relations from 1999 to 2002.




Christie Harper

Vice President, Campus Brand Engagement

Christie Harper leads the development and deployment of student-focused communications that keep current and prospective students informed about, inspired by and engaged with the University of Arizona throughout their educational journey. In her prior position as Associate Vice President for Enrollment Marketing and Communication, she was responsible for all undergraduate and online enrollment marketing initiatives university-wide.

Previously, she served as Assistant Vice President for University Marketing at California Lutheran University. There, she led all marketing initiatives for enrollment, advancement, athletics and brand development.

Prior to joining Cal Lutheran, she was founder and president of brand consulting firm Brand Endeavor and served in a senior leadership role at Siegel+Gale, a leading global brand consulting firm. Christie earned a B.A. from UCLA, and an M.A. from USC.



Pam Scott

Associate Vice President, University Communications

Pam Scott is the Associate Vice President for External Communications, responsible for publicizing the university as a premier institution of higher learning and research. She oversees media relations and assists with issues management. Previously, she worked for a public hotel company where she oversaw media and investor relations, internal communications, crisis communications, guest relations and social media. She has worked for a destination marketing organization, a regional newspaper and affiliates for ABC television and NPR radio. Scott began her public relations career at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the University of Arizona, where she earned a degree in journalism.