Interim Vice President for University Communications and Marketing

Rebecca MurphyRebecca Murphy

Interim Vice President for University Communications and Marketing
Division of University Communications and Marketing


  • B.S., Business Administration, Marketing, University of Akron
  • MBA, University of Akron

Job Description

Interim Vice President Murphy serves as the university’s chief strategist on all matters related to advancing the Kent State brand, image and reputation. She advises and partners with members of the university’s leadership team including cabinet members, college and campus deans to achieve institutional revenue and enrollment goals through brand building strategies. Murphy oversees three strategic units of the organization: University Communications and Marketing, the Kent State in-house marketing agency; WKSU, an NPR-affiliated station; and the Center for Corporate and Professional Development. Together, these units create high visibility, engagement and loyalty among key stakeholders, including students, parents, alumni, donors, policymakers, employers and the general public. She serves as the division’s key representative to the Kent State Board of Trustees.

Direct Reports

  • Assistant Vice President, New Media Communications, Bob Louis
  • Assistant Vice President, Content Strategy and Communications, Eric Mansfield
  • Assistant Vice President, Marketing Strategy, Todd Snider
  • Director of Web Services and Interactive Media, Lin Danes
  • Senior Business Manager, Sheri Meacham
  • Assistant to an Executive Officer, Judy Koerner

Contact, 330-672-8533

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