Associate Vice President
Middle Tennessee State University
Andrew Oppmann is MTSU's associate vice president for marketing and communications. He leads internal and external communications for MTSU and is responsible for news and media relations, marketing and branding, creative and visual services, university publications, printing services and the University's digital and social media efforts. He serves on the President's Cabinet and is the university's chief spokesman. He teaches Media Writing.
Andrew joined MTSU in November 2010 after a 25-year career as a reporter, editor or executive for 10 newspapers in seven states. Before taking his role at the university, he was president and publisher of The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro and The Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville and a vice president for The Tennessean in Nashville. A 1985 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Andrew was a reporter for The Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif.; the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and The Knoxville News-Sentinel. He worked as an editor at the Herald-Leader, The Houston Post, The Cincinnati Enquirer, the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser and The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis.
Andrew is a former national board member of the Associated Press Managing Editors
and, as an academic representative, serves as editor of its quarterly magazine. He
received top columnist honors in 2004 from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and
the Best of Gannett national competition. He was named one of Gannett's top 15 newsroom
supervisors in 1995 and 2000; one of its 10 top executive editors in 2005; and one
of its top three publishers in 2008. He is past president and a current board member
of the University of Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association.