Rob Zinkan

Associate Vice President, Marketing

Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408


Rob Zinkan has been with Indiana University for 15 years. Previously, he was vice chancellor for external affairs at Indiana University East—in his hometown of Richmond—and assistant dean for advancement at Indiana University–Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC).

Rob earned his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, master’s from Xavier University, and doctorate from Creighton University. He hosts Marketing Live on the Higher Ed Live network, serves on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Commission on Communications and Marketing, contributes to Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, and is a past chair of CASE Indiana.

He enjoys running and, as a proud father of four, following all his kids’ activities—from piano, organ, saxophone, trumpet, and guitar to baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, and swimming.

Read Rob’s posts on the IU Brand Blog.

What could be more exciting than working with an outstanding team to build a world-class marketing organization for IU?


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