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Vice President for Marketing and Communications Search

Saint Louis University has launched a national search for our next Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Marketing and Communications bears the primary responsibility for promoting SLU’s vision to be a global Jesuit university that is mission-focused, student and patient-centered, and research-driven, working with the people of St. Louis to reimagine, transform, and unify our city.

As the University's academic and clinical excellence has advanced, marketing and communications professionals at SLU have never been more important and never faced greater requests for its expertise in communicating our good work to prospective students, faculty, staff, funders, government officials, and corporate and non-profit partners.

The focus of the Division of Marketing and Communication includes responsibility to build the appreciation for the mission-centered work of the university across the region, the nation, and beyond, promote important information within and across the organizations, partner in student recruiting and philanthropy, and ensure consistency in SLU's official images and branding. 

The Search Process

The search will be conducted by a diverse committee chaired by chaired by Dr. Donna LaVoie, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A national search firm familiar with SLU will assist the committee in generating a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, from which a small number of finalists will be invited to interview for the position.

The search committee will seek candidates who are passionate about their work, understand the responsibilities of the role, are wise in their decision making, and work comfortably with all stakeholders of our Catholic, Jesuit, international, urban, residential, research university. All members of the SLU community will have an opportunity to meet and review the finalists. 

Search Committee

Mamoun Benmamoun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, International Business

Helena Cooper
Senior, College of Public Health and Social Justice

Kathleen Davis
Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management

Stephanie Decker, J.D.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President
for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

Bob Gagne
Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Keli Jackson, M.A.
Assistant Professor, Communication

Amber Johnson, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

B. Todd Jones, J.D.
SLU Trustee
Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, National Football League

Matt Krob
Director, Design Services, Marketing and Communications

Donna LaVoie, Ph.D. (Search Committee Chair)
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Chris May
Director of Athletics   

Virginia McDowell
SLU Trustee
Retired President and CEO, Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. 

Stephanie Nigh
Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President for Development 

Ken Olliff, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Partnerships 

David Suwalsky, S.J.
Vice President for Mission and Identity

Search Timing

The goal is to have the next Marcom vice president at SLU prior to the retirement of current VP Jeff Fowler at the end of May 2022.