Biography

M.A., Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University
B.S., Communication Arts, Indiana University Kokomo

Mary Olk joined the Division of Student Affairs in April 2019 and served as the Communications Specialist/Content Strategist until January 2020, when she transitioned into her new role as Director of External Affairs and Special Projects. As the director, Olk provides oversight of the Multimedia Production Center in the Campus Center; oversees marketing, communication, and social media efforts for the Division of Student Affairs; and collaborates on special projects and events.

For the past 8 years, Olk has worked directly in student affairs, communication, and marketing roles at various institutions across the United States and the United Kingdom. Aside from planning her next travel adventure, you can find Olk practicing yoga, reading a book, binge watching a Netflix or HBO series, knitting, or playing her ukulele. When it’s warm outside, she enjoys taking her rescue pup, Carlene, on a walk.