Michelle Enger was recently named director for the CAFNR Office of Marketing and Communications. Enger has been the marketing communications coordinator in the same office since 2011. Her new role as director is effective July 1, 2019.
“I am confident Michelle will serve CAFNR well in this important role for our College,” said CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert. “Michelle has spent the majority of her career in communications at land-grant institutions, and she has a deep knowledge of our College, its programs and partners. Michelle is the perfect choice to help share the great stories coming from CAFNR.”
Enger served as the senior information specialist for the MU Center for Agroforestry from 2007-11 before moving into the marketing communications coordinator role. Prior to Mizzou, Enger was the marketing coordinator in the Office of Media Relations and Marketing at Kansas State University, from 2002-07.
Enger earned her bachelor’s degree in communication (journalism emphasis), with a minor in Spanish, in 2001 from Truman State University, in Kirksville, Mo. She served as a staff writer at the Manhattan Mercury newspaper, in Manhattan, Kan., right out of college before joining Kansas State University.
“Sharing CAFNR’s message is an incredible honor,” Enger said. “I am proud of our work educating students and preparing them for the workforce, conducting transformational research, and sharing that important research with Missourians. Communication efforts are a vital part of our new CAFNR strategic plan, and I look forward to helping showcase our priority areas and work toward our goals.”
As director, Enger will be responsible for the development, implementation and measurement of an integrated communication strategy to achieve College priorities. Areas of focus include reputation management, student recruitment, private giving, alumni engagement, sponsored research, issues management and science-based information delivery in partnership with key stakeholders.