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Search underway for Vice President for Strategic Communications & Marketing

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that a national search is underway for the Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing (VPSCM). The successful candidate for this position will provide leadership and vision for the University’s strategic and integrated marketing and communications functions. The Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing will serve as a member of the University’s executive leadership team.

The following faculty and staff have been appointed to the search committee for the Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing:

  • Michelle Bartonico (University Marketing & Communications), Committee co-chair
  • Jennifer Henderson (Communication), Committee co-chair
  • Mike Bacon (Alumni Relations & Development)
  • Justin Doty (Admissions)
  • Megan Kruse (Student Life)
  • Kevin McIntyre (Psychology)
  • Julie Persellin (Accounting)

The search committee has already begun its work and has developed a timeline for the screening and review of candidates. The position announcement has been posted on a variety of higher education and industry websites.

I invite you to share the position description with qualified applicants. You may also forward nominations to the search committee at: vpscmsearch [at]

This position is the result of recommendations from a recent Faculty Senate committee administrative review of the position of Vice President for Information Resources, Marketing and Communications, as well as an external administrative audit of the structure and scope of the Executive Staff positions conducted last fall. With Vice President Chuck White’s decision to return to the faculty full-time, it presented an opportunity to reconfigure the portfolio of this office.

The development of this key leadership position acknowledges the strategic importance of communications and marketing to the University in reaching its many goals.

Updates on the progress of this search will be shared when they are available. Campus constituents will have an opportunity to interact with finalists and provide feedback to the search committee. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at TUPresident [at]