Assistant Vice Chancellor for Constituent Units
Mike Kateman joined Mizzou Advancement as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Constituent Units in March 2018. For three decades, Mike has served in higher education advancement and communications. Most recently, he was director of internal communications at the University of Missouri System, where he was responsible for providing strategy, leadership and coordination for internal communications, coordinating branding initiatives and working with system and campus leaders to create strategic communications plans, programs and initiatives. He began his higher education career in 1987 at the Mizzou Alumni Association and during his 19-year tenure at Mizzou also served as director of University Events and Activities, director of the Annual Fund, director of Gift Planning and Endowments, and executive director of Advancement for the College of Arts and Science, where he organized the college’s $40 million component of the For All We Call Mizzou Campaign. From 2006 to 2015, Mike worked at Columbia College as executive director of Development, Alumni and Public Relations, successfully leading its largest fundraising campaign and re-branding efforts.
In addition to higher education, Mike’s marketing, public relations and fundraising background also includes health care, the arts and human services. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and the Missouri Symphony. He also serves as president of the Board of Directors for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
A sixth-generation Missourian, Mike is a three-time graduate of the University of Missouri. He earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with an emphasis in higher education, an MA from the School of Journalism, and a BS in Business Administration – Marketing with an emphasis in Spanish. He also attended the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. His doctoral research includes the power of personal narrative in racial identity, inclusive messaging, stewardship in higher education advancement, and the role of university presidents and deans in fundraising.