Chuck Leonhardt was hired recently as assistant vice president for marketing and communications at Gonzaga University.
Leonhardt joins Gonzaga with more than 17 years of marketing experience in both the academic and corporate environments and holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Utah State University.
Prior to his appointment at Gonzaga, Leonhardt served as director of marketing for Spillman Technologies Inc., in Logan, Utah, where he spearheaded all corporate marketing and helped lead the company to become one of the nation’s leading suppliers of law enforcement software. At the same time, Leonhardt served as a marketing consultant with USU in Logan.
Before joining Spillman, Leonhardt led the marketing and communications efforts for USU where he was instrumental in creating and implementing the university’s branding program. Margot Stanfield, vice president for University Relations at Gonzaga, said she expects that Leonhardt will be a valuable addition to Gonzaga’s integrated marketing and communications efforts.
“In every position he has held, Chuck has achieved tremendous results,” Stanfield said. “Chuck will make many valuable contributions to Gonzaga and will provide keen insights into how we can enhance our national reputation as a rigorous Jesuit academic institution and a treasured, spiritual wellspring for generations of students past, present and to come.”
According to Leonhardt, “The opportunity to become part of the Gonzaga family is an honor. The rich heritage that the university exudes shows up everywhere. From its students to its programs to its faculty and staff, Gonzaga stands for excellence. Our goal is to bottle all of that excellence into a comprehensive communications plan and then get the word out so that more people can participate with us.”
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