Interim Vice President for University Relations

Rebecca MurphyRebecca Murphy

Interim Vice President for University Relations
Division of University Relations


  • 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, Marketing Strategy, Todd Snider
  • Director of Strategic Communications and Special Projects, Shawna Horvath
  • Associate Vice President for Corporate and Professional Development, Amy Lane
  • Executive Director and General Manager, WKSU, Wendy Turner
  • Assistant to an Executive Officer, Judy Koerner

Contact, 330-672-8533

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