Rob Schweers

Director of Communications
Office and Mailing Address: 1550 Beardshear
Phone: 515-294-6142
Fax: 515-294-8844
E-Mail: rob@iastate.edu

Rob has 20 years of experience in public relations, media relations, internal communications, issues management, and crisis communication. He holds a master’s degree in organizational communication from Wayne State University in Detroit, and he is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America.  Prior to joining ISU, Rob worked in Des Moines at both Wellmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield and the Principal Financial Group, where he led media relations, served as media spokesperson, and had overall leadership for employee and HR internal business communications.

In his role within the academic division, Rob manages executive communications including speechwriting and correspondence, media and public relations for the SVPP office, strategic communications, and communication on policies and initiatives, as well as the University Lectures program.