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:
Rebecca 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.
Gina Harrell, Secretary, University Communications and Marketing
Gina Harrell joined the University Communications & Marketing team in September 2014. She has worked for Cleveland and Boston based organizations, and brings with her over seven years of experience in administration. Gina holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron in Applied Business in Organizational Supervision, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Kent State University.
Mary 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.
Diana 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.