Jennifer Pearce Named New Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Emory & Henry College

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Emory & Henry College announced recently that Jennifer Pearce has been hired as the college’s first-ever vice president of marketing and communications.

Pearce comes to the College after a 12-year tenure in higher education at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. There, she managed a team of 13 in the Office of Marketing and Communications. Prior to Otterbein, Pearce managed public relations, sales, marketing and communications work at The Longaberger Company, Cheryl&Company, both national businesses headquartered in Ohio, and at an Appalachian regional medical center in the southwest portion of Ohio.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Emory & Henry community and Southwest Virginia,” said Pearce. “The College has an amazing story to tell about it’s students, faculty and alumni. There’s a reason it’s listed as the best national liberal arts college in the region by U.S. News and World Report and one of only 40 colleges featured nationally in the book ‘Colleges that Changes Lives’ by Loren Pope.”

Pearce will lead the college’s effort of marketing, communications, public relations, branding, advertising, social media, graphic design, internal communications and web operations as well WEHC 90.7 radio station that serves five counties in the region.

“Emory & Henry has grown since its founding in 1836 and continues to be an economic contributor to the region with the strong talents of our graduates impacting the area as well as the world to bring about broad and bold change,” said Pearce. “Our students are global thinkers and doers. They are eager to be engaged in the area through experiential learning, civic engagement and internships. We know business and industry are seeking out our students to impact their organizations based on their experiences while at Emory & Henry. They are prepared to enter the workforce or graduate school to further their passions.” 

She looks forward to becoming involved in the community and will relocate to the area with her husband Bill. They have two grown daughters - Meghan who works on Capitol Hill in Washington for Congressman Jim Renacci and Morgan who is a junior at a liberal arts college in Michigan.

  • Jennifer Pearce, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
    Jennifer Pearce, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
I’m excited to be a part of the Emory & Henry community and Southwest Virginia. The College has an amazing story to tell about it’s students, faculty and alumni.
There’s a reason it’s listed as the best national liberal arts college in the region by U.S. News and World Report and one of only 40 colleges featured nationally in the book ‘Colleges that Changes Lives’ by Loren Pope.
- Jennifer Pearce

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