Will Kollmeyer, a household name in north Mississippi due to his experience as a local television sports director and broadcaster, is the new director of marketing and community relations at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
According to Northeast president Ricky Ford, this position was created recently following the completion of the college’s new branding project to centralize its efforts to broaden the footprint of Northeast throughout the region, state and the nation.
“We are pleased to have Mr. Kollmeyer join the Northeast family,” Northeast president Ricky Ford said.
“He has a unique skill set that we were looking for to help us GROW Northeast. We will be able to expand out into the area of community relations and marketing that we so desperately needed.
“This will provide avenues to propel Northeast into the future for education, workforce and student success.”
Kollmeyer brings a wealth of related experience to Northeast. He joined the WTVA sports team in 1983 where he anchored an award-winning weeknight sportscast until 2001.
Kollmeyer held the same position just as successfully at WCBI from 2001 until 2004 before he joined the staff at Itawamba Community College as director of public relations, marketing and sports information. He also served as the radio “Voice of the Indians.”
At ICC Kollmeyer served as a key advisor to the president, organizing external messaging and was responsible for the overall marketing of the college, including the development of an annual comprehensive marketing and communication strategy.
Most recently Kollmeyer assumed the role of the director of intercollegiate athletics at Blue Mountain College.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to join the Northeast family,” Kollmeyer said.
“I’ve known President Ford for more than 30 years and have the upmost respect for him and his vision. I can’t wait to get started.”
Kollmeyer earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in radio/television broadcasting (management emphasis) with a minor in business. He also holds a certificate from the Leadership Development Institute from ICC (2010-11).
Will and his wife Tina (Seale) have one son, Collin, 13. Tina is a graduate of Northeast and a member of the Hall of Fame.
Kollmeyer begins his new role at Northeast September 1.