Communications Office > Who We Are
The office’s team of professionals provides communications leadership for the college, offering consultation to departments, assisting them in developing strategies to align their communications with the college's brand, and producing creative communications across a wide spectrum of media. These efforts protect and advance the brand and reputation of the college; create avenues of engagement for alumni, business, and political leaders; and support student recruitment and fundraising strategies consistent with the mission and core values of the college and Purdue University.
This commitment to strategic creative is the guiding force behind our work and ensures we are putting purpose behind our passion.
Steven Lincoln, interim director
Steven takes the term "wordsmith" to heart, crafting messages for all college media, from Twitter updates to lengthy magazine feature stories. He leads the charge for consistent and engaging content, spreading the word about the college's important role in preparing students and solving grand challenges. Steven has worked for Purdue and the College of Technology since December 2006. Daily, he strategizes, meets, writes, edits, coordinates, emails (a lot!), laughs and occasionally stresses to make sure a larger audience knows about the college.
Originally from Nebraska, he is a graduate of Hastings College and was director of publications there before coming to Purdue. His work has also taken him to Kansas as a newspaper editor and Colorado as an associate editor for a monthly magazine. He enjoys reading, playing guitar, exploring wine and international/exotic food, brewing beer and throwing dinner parties with his wife, Karrie. Together they host the Cinematheque for All film series on the Purdue campus, screening international and independent films not shown in local theaters.
Steve should be your first contact in the college when you have communications challenges. He and the communications team will work with you to try to solve them.
Matt Bosma, digital marketing manager
Matt is our digital marketing manager and the go-to guy for all things Web. He manages long-term goals and plans for the college's digital marketing and communications, keeping up-to-date with emerging Web trends and marketing tactics. Matt also has a strong hate love for Sharepoint and would love to answer your questions regarding our college intranet.
Matt graduated from Purdue's computer graphics technology program a long time ago. Before providing awesome support here at the college, he was a marketing communications supervisor at Rotary Lift. With a full house (his beautiful wife, five children, and their new puppy), Matt always has something going on. When he's not chasing his kids, Matt fills his time by chasing his pigs and chickens, causing havoc on his dirt bike, or building something on their small farm. If you don't find him doing any of those things, he's most likely at the Discount Den.
Matt loves visitors, so stop by and tell him about your Web needs. He'll take care of them or make Zach do it.
Zach Rodimel, graphic designer/web support specialist
Zach is the newest addition to the office. He provides general support for Web-related issues, designs and develops new web communications and applies his mad design skills to the printed pieces we create.
Zach is a graduate of the computer graphics technology program at Purdue. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife Rachael and their fluffy golden doodle, Bailey. Zach invests his time away from the office developing their family wedding invitation/planning enterprise, Your Forever Boutique; kayaking/fishing after a good rain; riding his road bike; and dreaming about how to use new technologies to attract students to the College of Technology.
Zach is always willing to help, so feel free to contact him no matter what your Web or design needs. If he can't do it, nobody can.
Kim Medaris Delker, marketing consultant, Purdue Marketing and Media
Kim has worked with the College of Technology since 2006, first as a communications and marketing specialist through Purdue News Service and now as a marketing consultant through the newly created Marketing and Media. She came to Purdue in 2005 after having spent 11 years in the newspaper industry, first at the Muncie Star and then at the Lafayette Journal and Courier. Kim received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University in 1995 and has began an online master’s degree program in public relations there. She also freelances frequently for the Purdue Alumnus and writes in various capacities for her church, St. Andrew United Methodist.
- Kim works as a marketing consultant for the college through Marketing & Media, playing a vital role in market research and branding efforts and ensuring that current College of Technology marketing initiatives are in line with those of the University. She provides assistance in scheduling design projects, writing for various CoT publications and serving as the conduit for all press-related needs. She can make the connections with University News Service, which can develop news releases and/or pitches to the media around the state.
- Among the services she provides include: coordination of graduation announcements and hometown news (student awards and achievements); the coordination of writing and/or pitching general news/story ideas to media; and consultation on ways to market news from your department or location.
- For the statewide locations, you are welcome (and encouraged) to converse and foster relationships with area media representatives, but keep Kim in the loop of the exchanges since University News Service may be interacting with many of the same individuals.
- In most cases, news should be distributed from the college through a press release to media to ensure accuracy of facts and proper interpretation of information. Generally, media will use this release to write up their own story and may contact you for a quote even if one was included in the news release.
- Occasionally University News Service will provide media training for college spokespersons. This is coordinated through Kim.
- An effective venue for reporting news is the college’s online form. News submitted on this form is e-mailed to Steven, Matt and Jason.