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Patti Waid

Executive Director of Public Affairs
Patti oversees the public affairs team, works closely with senior administrative management in coordinating comprehensive communications and media strategies for the University, leads campus crisis communications, supports University branding and marketing efforts, serves as chief spokesperson, and oversees media relations and outreach. A Fresno State alum, Patti has been dedicated to California public higher education, serving 15 years at University of California, Merced, most recently as the assistant vice chancellor for university communications and previously as the executive director of communications. She is also fluent in Spanish and has extensive knowledge of Hispanic culture and Spanish-speaking media.