Sonya Jongsma Knauss

Director of University Relations P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8017
Education
  • - University of Wisconsin at Madison: Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, with public policy and health emphases
  • - Dordt College: Bachelor's degree in English with a writing emphasis; political studies minor

Sonya Jongsma Knauss has been University Relations Director at The King's University since August 2016. Prior to her work at King's, Sonya was Marketing and Public Relations Director at Dordt College, after a decade of work in journalism in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, she started a neighbourhood newspaper, worked at a radio station, launched a weekly magazine for Milwaukee's largest media organization, served as an Editorial Board Member for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel daily newspaper, and was editor and general manager for the company's niche website for parents. She also occasionally hosted Fourth Street Forum, a weekly show on Wisconsin Public Television, to examine current issues in public policy. She enjoys running the trails in the Edmonton river valley in her spare time.