Suzanne Wilcox English has been appointed vice president of marketing and communications at Saint Vincent College effective July 1, according to an announcement by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president.
In the newly-created position, she will be responsible for leading the College in developing an integrated marketing and communication effort directed at student recruitment in meeting enrollment challenges and prospective donors in meeting fund raising goals.
“I look forward to working with members of the College community to highlight the unique attributes of a Saint Vincent education and determine how best to communicate them to today’s teens as well as more mature students,” Ms. English commented. “My goal is to work together with talented faculty, staff and students across campus to develop a clear and cohesive message so that Saint Vincent speaks with a unified voice that clearly articulates its strengths.”
Ms. English earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communication with highest honor from St. Bonaventure University and a master of business administration degree from The University of Findlay.
She previously served as director of public information at the University of Findlay and as director of media relations and senior team leader in marketing and public relations at St. Bonaventure. At Findlay, she also served as a project leader for Habitat for Humanity, freshman community service projects and Women Build. She was also an adviser to the Public Relations Student Society of America and an adjunct professor of public relations writing.
Active in professional service, she is president of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and has served as a public relations consultant for the Paige Marketing Group. She has been active in civic, community and church service projects.
She and the St. Bonaventure communications team were recognized with the Bronze Excalibur Award for Crisis Communications by the Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of PRSA, and she has received the Editorial Staff Person of the Year Award from American Publishing Company and a First Place Award for Best News Reporting from the Associated Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Cattaraugus, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.
She is professed as a lay member of the Order of Franciscans Secular.