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Nathan Willers

Director of Communications

President, Staff Advisory Council

What I do

With a background in marketing and communications, Nathan has worked in higher education since 2017 and in non-profit administration since 2006. Dedicated to education and culture, he advocates, communicates, and engages with communities to support students, faculty, and learning communities.


Doctor of Education, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver '22
Master of Arts, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Columbia College Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Music, The Master's University

Licensure / Accreditations

Basic Human Subjects Research Certification, CITI
Ads Search Certification, Google

Professional Affiliations

Staff Advisory Council President, 2022-present
Staff Advisory Council Communications Committee Co-chair, 2020-2022
Staff Advisory Council Representative, 2019-present
Higher Education Policy Fellow, Colorado Department of Higher Education, 2019
Board Member, Galleries of Contemporary Art, UCCS, 2014-2019

Featured Publications

Marketing Authenticity in Higher Education, Podcast, Sep 29, 2019
Op-Ed: Marketing Authenticity in Higher EducationInside Higher Ed, Jun 25, 2019
Policymaker Discourse in Colorado Public Higher Education Appropriations, Dissertation in Practice, University of Denver, 2022