Graham Garner joined SUNY Morrisville in July 2016, serving on the President’s Cabinet and leading the college's marketing and communication strategy through a team of communications and marketing professionals.
Garner has an extensive career in higher education that began in 2003. During that time, he has led communications, development and alumni relations, and has created effective initiatives in branding, advertising and messaging.
Prior to Morrisville, Garner served as the vice president for marketing and communications at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. While there, he developed effective market research, campaigns and brand messaging, and led the institution’s successful website redesign.
Garner also served as vice president for university advancement at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, and in several director-level positions at Idaho State University in Pocatello, including in university relations, web communications, development and alumni relations.
Garner earned a B.A. in political science and a master’s in public administration from Idaho State University, where he also completed Ed.D. coursework and comprehensive exams in the educational leadership, higher education administration program.