Mike Hooker, the northern Colorado bureau reporter at Channel 4 in Denver has been named the new director of public affairs and communications at CSU.
After a national search, Hooker has been chosen out of about 100 applicants to replace Brad Bohlander, who left the university in October.
Hooker is an Emmy-award winning journalist who worked at NBC stations around the country before joining CBS4 News in Denver in 1994.
â€œMike is a quintessential storyteller with a passion for building relationships and educating the public in compelling informative ways â€“â€“ skills that will be hugely beneficial at the university and help propel our communications strategy forward,â€ said Vice President for External Relations Tom Milligan in a press release.
Hooker, who received his bachelorâ€™s degree in journalism at the University of Colorado, lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two daughters.
â€œIâ€™m looking forward to improving on the success the university has had in attracting top-flight students and faculty, continuing the universityâ€™s ascent in national ranking and reputation, and leading the change to show Coloradans and our elected leaders the value of investing in higher education,â€ Hooker said in a press release.