Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Department of University Leadership
Christine Kindl leads an integrated team of talented professionals with skills in communications and public relations, marketing, digital communications, and creative services. A member of the President's Cabinet, also she serves as the University spokesperson and editor of the University magazine, the PennWest California Review.
The Office of Communications and Marketing works closely with internal and external parties to advance the mission and reputation of the University, to inform and recruit prospective students, and to communicate within the University and with the general public. Media relations, online and print publications, marketing, and management of PennWest California's website and official social media accounts all fall within the office's purview.
Kindl began University service in July 2008; prior roles at PennWest California include editor of the Review, director of Communications and Public Relations, and associate vice president for Communications and Public Relations.
Before joining the University, Kindl worked as a writer and editor at the Tribune-Review newspaper in Greensburg, Pa. Previously, she was employed as a long- and short-term educator for special needs students at the residential Ebensburg (Pa.) Center, and as a full-time teacher at Homer-Center (Pa.) High School, where she taught English, established an Accelerated English program for gifted students, and advised student journalists.
In her personal time, Kindl edits scholarly works and full-length books; she also enjoys flatwater kayaking and gardening. She and her husband live in Derry, Pa. They have two grown daughters and three grandchildren.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Dual degrees, each with teacher certification, in English and in Speech/Theater, Montclair State (N.J.) College (now Montclair State University), 1975.
- Graduate credits required for permanent Pennsylvania teacher certification, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1979.
Office: South Hall Room 320