Vice President of University Marketing & Communications Search

Towson University (TU) is pleased to accept applications for the Vice President of University Marketing and Communications (UMC). The Division of University Marketing and Communications is comprised of a team of experts who lead and partner with the campus community to develop innovative communications strategies and advance the university’s goals by elevating awareness and affinity and promoting TU’s reputation as a national leader in higher education. The division fosters a collaborative environment that is grounded in creativity, respect and diversity. The division is organized into four functional units—Communications and Media Relations, Creative Services, Digital Strategy, and Marketing and Brand Strategy. These units build alliances to create interest in the university while strengthening its visibility, brand and influence, and communications with all stakeholders.

The vice president reports directly to the president, serves as the chief marketing and communications officer and provides guidance on institutional initiatives. As an adviser and collaborator, the VP will serve as a member of President’s Cabinet and collaborate across colleges and divisions to advance the university’s mission and strategic plan. This position is also charged with ensuring that different ideas are brought forth to build a unified campus voice. The VP will serve as a communications expert, and will represent the university in support of partnerships and collaborations that TU has developed across Greater Baltimore. This role is tasked with promoting TU’s relevance, accomplishments and excellence to elevate the university’s presence and prestige in local, regional and national media.

TU is Maryland’s university of opportunities and known as a leader for the public good. With more than 150 years of experience pushing possibilities, TU was ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 100 for public national universities. Located on a 330-acre campus in Towson, Maryland, just 10 miles from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and a short drive or train ride to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia or New York City, TU offers unmatched opportunities to engage with the state and federal government, elected officials, worldwide embassies, think tanks, the national media and other influencers of public policy in addition to endless cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions.

For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by Monday, October 25, 2021. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile (PDF).  These materials should be sent electronically via email to WittKieffer consultants Melissa Fincher and Ashlee Winters at TU-VPMarComm@wittkieffer.com. Questions and nominations should be directed to the consultants through the same email address.


Towson University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Towson University’s policies, programs and activities comply with federal and state laws and University System of Maryland regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity and/or expression or sexual orientation.