Kris Karol

Director, Social Media Strategy

IU Communications Indianapolis
340 W. Michigan St

Indianapolis, IN 46202


As the manager of organizational communications, Kristofer is responsible for working with senior leadership on the IUPUI campus to strategize, craft, and disseminate timely and important communications to various stakeholders. In addition, he oversees social media for IUPUI and the IU School of Medicine and, consequently, receives dozens of alerts on his iPhone every day whenever someone tweets @IUPUI.

A journalist by training (and in a previous life), Kristofer enjoys writing but also figuring how to communicate things in 140 characters or less and previously spearheaded Indiana University Health’s Twitter strategy. He grew up in the Detroit area and attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate education and, later, IUPUI for graduate school. When he’s not in the office, he’s probably busy traveling with his wife, Caitlyn, or playing with his dog, Bailey, and cat, Jackson. He lives in an ultra-modern house in Indianapolis’s Fountain Square district and encourages all those in central Indiana to “come to the south side.”

I love being able to have a job that allows me to do the serious things like research and evaluation, but also allows me to interject some of my personality through our social media channels.


  • Fitness Buff
  • IU Alum
  • Morning Person
  • Neat Freak
  • Roadtripper
  • Social Media Ninja
  • Sports Fan