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Administration Team

University Communications and Marketing provides professional consultation and resources designed to assist the communications and marketing efforts of programs and departments throughout Kent State University's eight-campus network. This includes leadership and support by these UCM employees:

murphy-newRebecca Murphy, Associate Vice President for University Communications and Marketing

Rebecca Murphy joined Kent State in 2013 and previously served as the assistant dean of marketing and communications, enrollment and student services at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. She also previously served as associate director of marketing for the Cleveland Museum of Art, director of marketing and communications at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure in Aurora, Ohio, and promotions manager at Geauga Lake Amusement Park.



Mary MandalariMary Mandalari, Administrative Secretary, University Communications and Marketing

Mary Mandalari has worked at Kent State since 1977. Prior to joining UCM in 2009, she worked in Regional Development Outreach Marketing and the College of Continuing Studies.





 ryman_dianaDiana Ryman, Administrative Assistant, University Communications and Marketing

Diana Ryman has been with UCM since 1999, after working in the private sector for 27 years. She is enrolled as a part-time, adult student at Kent State in an exploratory program. She has also attended advanced workshops in Excel, Access and Word.