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UNI names new interim director for University Relations

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The new interim director of University Relations at the University of Northern Iowa has been named. 

Aaron Clingingsmith was most recently director of University Relations, Communications and Marketing at Montana State University Billings. 

University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook said in a press release, "Aaron's background and focus on marketing, communications and media at MSUB will transition very well to UNI. His leadership will lay the foundation for the permanent director of University Relations during a time we are working to define and promote the attributes of UNI that make us distinctive as a regional comprehensive public university focused on the success of our students."

Clingingsmith has an MBA from Arizona State University and a B.A. in journalism and B.S. in business administration from the University of Montana. 

Clingingsmith replaces Scott Ketelsen, who left UNI to be the executive director of Communication, Alumni and External Relations for the University of Iowa College of Nursing. 

UNI is currently searching for a permanent director of University Relations. 

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