SLU names university communications VP
Melissa F. Richards has been named vice president for university communications at St. Lawrence University. She plans to begin her duties on Jan. 28. Ms. Richards is replacing Tom Evelyn, who left in May to become the associate vice president for strategic communications and marketing at the University of Florida
Ms. Richards most recently served as the assistant vice president for marketing and publications at Virginia Tech. She was first hired at Virginia Tech as the director of marketing and strategic communications in 2009, before being promoted in July 2010 to the assistant vice president position. Before working at Virginia Tech, Ms. Richards managed public relations at several technology and global software companies for 10 years.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Ms. Richards is completing a master of public administration degree at Virginia Tech this month. She will be joined in Canton by her husband and two daughters. [Read more…]