Vice President for Communications
Tysen has served as UConn's chief communications and marketing officer since 2013, and is responsible for conveying the University’s mission, vision, and values to both internal and external audiences. Reporting to the university president, he provides strategic leadership and counsel for UConn, UConn Athletics and UConn Health in the areas of communication, marketing, crisis management, and outreach, and administers all aspects of University Communications' work. A former journalist, Tysen earlier in his career held senior leadership roles in communications and public relations at the University of Iowa, University of Arkansas, Penn State University, and Rider University.
Associate Vice President for University Communications and Senior Advisor to the President
Mike oversees University Relations, Creative Strategy and Brand Management. He began his career as a press secretary to a U.S. Congressman before coming to UConn in 2005, and previously served as the University’s spokesperson, deputy chief of staff to the president, and assistant vice president for university relations. In addition to his role in Communications, Mike is senior advisor to UConn's Interim President, Dr. Andrew Agwunobi.