Bret Gothe

Assistant to the Vice President

  • Develop, support and oversee division communication in support of undergraduate leadership development, health and safety, and multiculturalism.
  • Represent and collaborate with division communicators and key university partners
  • Promote and direct Parent’s Association communication and outreach in support of student success
  • Direct and supervise Student Life Marketing + Design


BFA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 1994

MFA, Intermedia Art, The University of Iowa, 1997

Past Positions: 

  • Director, Student Life Marketing & Design, The University of Iowa, 2013-2015
  • Creative Coordinator, IMU Marketing & Design, 2011-2013
  • Art Director, IMU Marketing & Design, Iowa Memorial Union, 1999-2011
  • Coordinator, Education Program Office, Residence Services, 1998-1999

What I Like Best About the University of Iowa:

My work day consists of talented, engaged professionals committed to supporting, enriching and celebrating student success. Participating in that energy and teamwork is a source of pride for me, both personally and professionally. As an Iowa Alum, I feel privileged to contribute to the community that is uniquely IOWA.