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Liz Kennedy Walsh Joins University as Vice President Of Marketing And Communications

Liz Kennedy Walsh

Liz Kennedy Walsh, the University’s next vice president of marketing and communications

Saint Joseph’s announces the appointment of Liz Kennedy Walsh as the University’s next vice president of marketing and communications. Walsh will report directly to the President, serve on the University’s senior leadership team, and oversee a team responsible for driving enrollment, philanthropy and reputation through marketing and communications strategies including internal communications, media relations, content, social media, digital and traditional marketing, creative expression and branding.  

Walsh brings more than 25 years of experience to the role and comes to the University most recently from Villanova where she served as associate vice president of university communication and marketing. She directed a team of 21 and was involved in every aspect of marketing and communications including a rebrand, website redesign, recruitment campaigns, COVID-19 response, market research and more. 

Prior to her tenure in higher education, Walsh directed marketing in the tourism and entertainment industry including at the National Constitution Center, Adventure Aquarium, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Wilma Theater. 
 
Walsh is civically engaged on campus including appointments on numerous committees including issues management, COVID-19 and the presidential task force on race. She is also active in her community as the former vice-chair of the advisory board at the Haverford YMCA. She holds a master’s degree in theater from Villanova and a bachelor’s in English and communication from University of Scranton. 
 
Walsh arrives on Hawk Hill on June 7.