Cassie Mathes has served as director of University Relations for the University of Northern Iowa since November of 2018. At UNI, Mathes is responsible for the development of the university’s strategic communications and marketing initiatives.
Mathes moved to Iowa with her family after spending many years in higher education in both Missouri and Kansas. She served for seven years as director of University Relations and Marketing at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, and for six years in advancement communications and media relations for Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.
Prior to higher education, Mathes worked in broadcast television as the news assignment editor for KODE-TV in Joplin, a journalist for the Joplin Globe Newspaper, and a freelance writer for multiple other print outlets.
Mathes earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Missouri Southern State University in 2000 and a master’s degree in communication studies from Missouri State University in Springfield.