Diane is an accomplished communications & marketing professional who is highly skilled in meeting & event planning and is proficient in relationship building. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's degree in Theater, and graduated from Wichita State University with a Master's in Public Administration and Graduate certificates in Non-profit management and Economic Development.


Professional Experience
  • Project Manager
    • Activities related to obtaining the Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) designation from the Association of Public & Land Grant Universities (APLU):
    • Served as lead for the IEP application process for the University, working with faculty and staff to achieve the designation
    • Served as liaison between Wichita State and APLU regarding the IEP process and IEP activities; represented Wichita State on conference calls/meetings/networking with other IEP candidate universities/colleges
    • Continuing to work with Braeburn Square retail partners on marketing strategies and community outreach to further engage the Wichita community
    • Coordinated potential partnership between Wichita Festivals and Wichita State for possible involvement in Autumn & Art, Wonder Fall, and 2021 River Festival events
      o Provided consulting marketing expertise to the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) rapid stand up & operations