Nick Adamakis has almost 30 years of marketing experience, including 20 years in higher education administration at the University of Arizona and Arizona State Ujniversity, where since 2014 he has led The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences marketing and communications team in developing strategy and directing all marketing efforts, websites, branding, social media, media relations and publicity. He also provides counsel and business acumen to support the college’s leadership team, academic units, centers and institutes in their recruitment, retention and development efforts.
At the University of Arizona (UA), Nick served in high-profile marketing and business leadership capacities, most recently as associate director for the student unions and director of marketing for student affairs, where he was responsible for directing the marketing strategies and communication efforts for a $220 million auxiliary that included admissions and enrollment. At the UA, Nick built, led, mentored and managed an integrated and award-winning marketing and communications team of 15 professional staff and more than 25 students. In addition to his marketing efforts, Nick also led the development and implementation of the university’s first mobile application and implemented and managed innovative divisional social media plans, digital content properties and recruitment initiatives.
Nick received both his bachelors in music and marketing and his MBA from the UA, where he also earned a UA leadership fellowship and numerous management and committee awards. He is a cancer survivor, who at age 23 won a life-threatening battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a rare form of blood cancer.