Leigh Greenfelder | e-Inside | Sept. 25, 2017 | Kent State University

New Face

Leigh Greenfelder

Assistant Vice President, Advancement Communications
Division of Institutional Advancement
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I lead a newly formed integrated communications team that merged advancement, alumni and annual giving communications. In this role, I spearhead the efforts to build a donor-centric communications approach that will support Kent State’s key constituencies during the campaign and beyond.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

January 2017

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

WhiteSpace Creative, Akron, Ohio

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Kent State has an authentic, grassroots focus on celebrating the individuality of each student, faculty and staff member – and turning that into a warm, welcoming and creative environment. 

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

Opportunity to develop cutting-edge, strategic communication ideas to support the growth of a truly special university. Additionally, having the chance to work alongside so many smart, talented and passionate individuals across the campuses.  

RESIDES IN:

Kent, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Massillon, Ohio

EDUCATION:

B.A. in Public Communications from Ashland University

HOBBIES:

Dance parties with my kids! Hiking in the parks. Volunteering for nonprofits, such as the Akron Zoo. And, I really love Twitter.