Director of Communications
Carl Apple leads marketing and communications for the George R. Brown School of Engineering, overseeing a team responsible for print and digital creative projects, photography, video, story creation, along with web and social- media platforms.
Before joining Rice in 2018, Apple worked for Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he had served since 2016 as associate vice president for communications, marketing and public relations. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids with a B.S. in broadcasting in 2000 and an M.S. in communications in 2003. From 2002 to 2012, Apple worked for WXMI FOX 17 in Grand Rapids, leaving as an investigative news reporter, where he earned an Emmy in 2003 and was nominated for another in 2012. He next worked as director of communications for the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.