Erik Bergrud has devoted his professional career to higher education and public administration. During his nearly twenty-four years at Park University, he has held a range of positions with increasing responsibility. In his current role as Chief Strategic Communications Officer, he stewards the public face of the institution, oversees constituent-based communications, and advises the President and other members of the University community on communications strategy and opportunities while serving as an executive cabinet member. His peers elected him as an officer of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), ascending to the presidency in 2011. Previously, he held a senior position on the ASPA staff for seven years. As a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Mr. Bergrud has participated in two study Panels and has chaired its Membership Committee. He has held chair or president positions in economic development, government relations, and international relations organizations. Mr. Bergrud serves as a public address/broadcast announcer for collegiate and professional athletic contests and community events.
Board Governance, Education
Academic Administration, Nonprofit / NGO leadership