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Josh Manck hired as Executive Director of Communications

June 27, 2023

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University President Dr. Thomas W. Newsom has announced the hiring of Josh Manck as the university’s Executive Director of Communications. Manck will also serve as Special Assistant to the President.

Manck brings nearly 20 years of broad-based communications experience and will lead Southeastern’s office of marketing and communications. 

“Josh will bring a fresh approach to our marketing and communication efforts as we continue to promote student success, growth, and university success. His experience at universities of our size and in multiple settings will be an asset to Southeastern’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni,” Newsom said. “I am excited that Josh will be leading our outstanding staff in our marketing and communications office to help our university achieve even greater success.”

Manck has served as the leader of athletics communications offices at Texas A&M University-Commerce and Newberry College over the last 17 academic years. He has also been a communications consultant for the Southland Conference and has done freelance work with multiple newspapers and publications including the Dallas Morning News and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

Manck is experienced in publication design, news and feature writing, graphic design, video production, audio production, and event management. He has won multiple awards from College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) for design and writing. 

“I’m excited to get on campus and continue the good work of promoting Southeastern’s success,” Manck said. “The story of Southeastern is easy to tell with a vibrant student body, the strong work of our faculty and staff, and the success of our alumni.”

Manck graduated with his bachelor of arts in communication arts from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 2005 and his master of science in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He will officially begin his duties at Southeastern on July 10.