Rick Custer

Advisor for External Communication

Rick Custer is a Communications and Marketing consultant with the Confucius Institute U.S. Center. Rick has a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and he brings to CIUS more than 30 years of experience in managing comprehensive marketing communications and publications programs in higher education, nonprofit associations, for-profit businesses, and public policy institutes.

In his role as Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing at George Mason University, Rick was responsible for providing general leadership and coordination of all staff operations related to the development of communications and marketing strategies, university publications, photography, videography, and websites. His experience includes managing organizational change and practical knowledge of issues, politics, and decision-making in higher education and nonprofit associations.