Carmen Hytche joined Strategic Communications in August 2000 as director of special events and community relations. Prior to joining Wichita State, Carmen spent more than 10 years in retail and customer service working with national brands like Target, Venture and Pepsico Food Systems. Carmen is a graduate of Wichita State with a Bachelor of Arts in integrated marketing communication with minors in sociology and marketing and a Master of Arts in counseling.

Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Marketing Communication
Wichita State University, May 2000
Minors: Sociology and Marketing

Master of Education in Counseling
Wichita State University, May 2015

Professional Work History
2000 to present: Director of Special Events, Wichita State University, Strategic Communications

1998 to 2000: Event Assistant, Wichita State University, Alumni Association 

1997-1998: Imaging Administrative Assistant, Tricon

1996-1997: Risk Management Customer Service Representative, Pepsico Food Systems


Awards and Honors
  • Leadership Wichita, Class of 2004, Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 40 Under 40, Class of 2006, Wichita Business Journal
  • Drum Major Award, Class of 2019, WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • President’s Distinguished Awards, Class of 2019, Unclassified Professional Senate
Areas of Service

Wichita State University Black Student Union

  • Advisor, October 2005-July 2014
  • Co-advisor, July 2014-present

Wichita State University Linwood Sexton Scholars

  • Advisor, August 2005-2009

Council of University Women, Wichita State University

  • Member, August 2000-2018
  • Scholarship Bash Committee Chair, 2001-2002
  • President, May 2002-2003
  • Scholarship Bash Committee Co-chair, 2002-2003
  • Scholarship Bash Committee Co-chair, 2003-2004
  • President, May 2013-2014

Women of Wichita State University

  • Member, August 2018-present

President’s Diversity Council

  • Member, August 2019