Profile for Maren Walz

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Specialty area(s)

Strategic management of the university-wide integrated marketing and communications program, including planning, creative development, implementation and assessment of marketing and communications efforts.

Brief biography

2015 Academic Staff Excellence Award recipient

Campus service: Academic Staff Council, Joint Planning and Budget, Strategic Planning steering committee, Inclusive Excellence strategic planning committee, Information Security committee

Community service: Church council president (previously vice president), parent school volunteer, webmaster for numerous non-profits

Hobbies and pastimes: learning new crafts, arts and musical instruments (current interests are polymer clay and ukulele), reading (current focus on slavery and the African-American experience), played and coached rugby for 11 years following high school


Purdue University 2021

Master of Science in Strategic Communication; Strategic Communication Leadership Concentration

University of Wisconsin-Parkside 2003

BA: Education, Psychology, Sociology; Activities: Women's Rugby

Luther College 1995-1998

Field of study: Special Education; Activities: Women's Rugby, Choir

Minnetonka Public Schools 1994

I am proud to be the product of a public education.

Professional history

Web Coordinator: UW-La Crosse
Technical Writer: GEA Farm Technologies, Research and Development, (Galesville, WI)
Instructional Designer/Web Communications Editor: Ashley Furniture Industries, Retail Learning Services, (Arcadia, WI)
Market Research Coordinator: Teenage Research Unlimited, Qualitative Research (Northbrook, IL)

Research and publishing

Presented "All the nuggets IRL" at HighEdWeb 2017, Hartford

Presented "How I get my geek on in a cost cutting atmosphere" at HighEdWeb 2015, Milwaukee



Jacob Speer and Maren Walz, both iComm, presented "All the nuggets IRL" at HighEdWeb 2017 annual conference on Oct. 9, 2017 in Hartford, CT. Speer and Walz shared their top takeaways from past professional development opportunities at HighEdWeb and how they implemented them at UWL.

Submitted on: Oct. 9, 2017


Maren Walz, iComm, presented "How I get my geek on in a cost-cutting atmosphere" at HighEdWeb 2015 on Oct. 5, 2015 in Milwaukee. This conference was partially funded with the Academic Excellence Award professional development grant money.

Submitted on: Oct. 6, 2015