Contact & Location


School of Journalism
and Mass Media

Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. 347
PHONE: (208) 885-6458
FAX: (208) 885-6450
E-MAIL: jamm@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
School of Journalism
and Mass Media
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3178
Moscow, ID 83844-3178

Sue Hinz

Sue Hinz

Office: 341 Administration Building
Phone: (208) 885-8873
Email: susanh@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: JAMM - University of Idaho
MS 3178 875 Perimeter Dr.
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3178

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
School of Journalism and Mass Media
Lecturer and Professional-in-Residence

Home Town: Yakima, Washington
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2003

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Media Relations
    • Nonprofit Public Relations
  • Biography

    Sue Hinz joined the School in the fall of 2003. She teaches Principles of Public Relations, PR Writing and Production, PR Case Studies and Issues Management and News Writing. She oversees JAMM's internship program and JAMM Session, the JAMM/Comm alum newsletter.

    Sue is the faculty adviser for UIPR, the student public relations club. Sue has worked on community fund-raising and public issue campaigns for more than 30 years. She led the state of Washington’s Combined Fund Drive’s 1995 campaign that raised more than $2 million dollars for charity. She also led Pullman United Way efforts to increase its campaign support by more than 40 percent in a single year. Sue has led Lincoln Middle School and Pullman High School PTSA groups, and directed major fund-raising efforts by PHS Boosters. She has served as president of the Pullman Memorial Hospital Foundation and Pullman Chamber of Commerce, chairing fund-raising and community event committees. As a Pullman Education Foundation board member, she helped direct successful efforts to equip a new fitness center at PHS. Sue served on the Pullman City Council for nine years. She retired after a 30-year career in the University Relations/News Bureau at Washington State University, her alma mater.

    During free time, she officiates the hammer throw for area collegiate track and field meets, the weight throw and shot put for indoor track meets and at cross country meets. In the summer she competes as a masters athlete in the hammer throw, weight throw, shot put, discus and javelin.

  • Outreach Projects
    • Pullman Education Foundation¬†
    • Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association
    • Washington Junior Miss Program
    • Pullman Fourth of July Committee