Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
As associate director of marketing and communications, Marianne Skoczek conceptualizes, creates and produces the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s communications and marketing efforts, including the its website, print and online publications and campaigns, social media outreach and other projects.
Skoczek also plays a key role in the planning, development and execution of the Graduate School of Management’s strategic communications and marketing initiatives. She serves as editor of the School’s monthly alumni newsletter and edits and project manages newsletters for students in the School’s six graduate academic programs. Other responsibilities include profile creation and web editing.
For five years immediately prior to working at UC Davis, Skoczek had a consultancy, providing communications, editorial, grant writing, outreach and graphic design services to clients in animal welfare and environmental organizations. She served as editor of the quarterly, peer-reviewed Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation for 10 years, and as publications manager at the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA (San Mateo, Calif.).
Skoczek’s experience in higher education includes the California College of Arts (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.), where she was the website and print publications editor, and John F. Kennedy University (Orinda, Calif.), where she was lead editor and writer for all university publications and responsible for media relations strategy and implementation.
Skoczek has a B.A. from Oberlin College, where she earned high honors in English and minors in history and German. She has a certificate in art photography from UC Berkeley and completed the year-long program in hand bookbinding at the Center for the Book (San Francisco). She is passionate about professional development and has attended numerous American Marketing Association symposia on higher education and has completed UC Davis staff certificate programs in cross-cultural competency and in diversity.