Vice President for University Communications and Marketing


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Stephen P. Ward

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


  • M.A., Public Affairs Communication, The American University, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A., Journalism, Michigan State University

Job Description

A member of the President's Cabinet, Vice President Ward reports to the president and serves as the senior officer providing overall executive leadership and management of the Division of University Communications and Marketing (UCM). Vice President Ward works collaboratively with Cabinet officers on university-wide initiatives, provides overall leadership and directs the central communications team, and works collegially with leadership, faculty and communications and marketing staff housed in regional campuses, colleges and other units. 

Direct Reports

  • Senior Associate Vice President, Rebecca Murphy
  • 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, 330-672-4222

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