Wes Sumner

Inside Florida Tech Host

Wes Sumner has served as Florida Institute of Technology Vice President for Marketing and Communications since January 2011, previously serving as Associate Vice President for University Relations. In addition to acting as university spokesperson, he oversees the offices for marketing, web services, communications, creative services and WFIT-FM.

Before joining Florida Tech, Sumner was director of district communications and public information for Brevard Public Schools. He managed all primary communications functions, including media relations, crisis communications, the district television station and non-profit foundation. He also acted as district spokesperson.

Prior to his work at Brevard Public Schools, Sumner spent almost a decade working for the University System of Georgia. Most recently, he served at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus for nearly six years rising to director of university relations. While there, he led a variety of communication management efforts that included alumni relations, media relations, crisis communications, marketing and development. His early career included other communications positions in academia at Georgia Southern University and Valdosta State University. He also logged TV, radio, newspaper and video production experience, having worked as a print and broadcast journalist.

Sumner earned a bachelor’s degree double majoring in journalism and political science at the University of Central Florida and holds a master of education degree in educational leadership from Valdosta State.

He is the recipient of career honors including: “One of the 20 Most Influential Young Leaders in Sumter County” by the Americus Times-Recorder in 2007; nomination as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 under 40” in 2003; graduate of Leadership Brevard in 2008; and recipient of several Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awards for excellence in programs, publishing and media relations.

Sumner and his family reside in Titusville where he grew up and was an honor graduate of Astronaut High School. He and his wife, Rachael, have twin children, Sarah Grace and Jonah.

  

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Interview
12:41 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Dr. Michael Grace On Inside Florida Tech

On this edition of Inside Florida Tech host Wes Sumner interviews Associate Dean of the College of Science, Dr. Michael Grace. Dr. Grace talks about the upcoming 2013 Northrop Grumman Engineering and Science Student Showcase.

Inside Florida Tech
10:46 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Florida Tech Business Ethics Conference In April

On this edition of Inside Florida Tech, Dean of College of Business, Dr. Annie Becker, and Director of Center for Ethics and Leadership, Dr. Ami Dutta, speak about the Nathan M. Bisk Business Ethics Conference April 16th.

Inside Florida Tech
11:29 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Inside Florida Tech: Mike Perry and Undergraduate Admissions

On this edition of Inside Florida Tech, guest host Terri Wright talks with Mike Perry, Director of Undergraduate admissions.

They discuss the make of Florida Tech’s student body and their academic backgrounds before attending our tier-one university.  

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Inside Florida Tech
12:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Inside Florida Tech: Professor Rami Khouri & Upcoming Lecture

 On this edition of Inside Florida Tech, Wes Sumner talks with Professor Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and columnist at the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper.

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Inside Florida Tech
11:46 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Inside Florida Tech: Father Douglas & The New Newman Housing Facility

On this edition of Inside Florida Tech, Wes Sumner talks with Father Douglas, Florida Tech's Catholic Campus Chaplain for over 30-years. 

They discuss current campus ministry activities that that are available for students to enhance the religious and spiritual aspects of their lives.

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