Jennifer Pearce

Vice President for Enrollment Management and External Affairs

Jennifer joined Emory & Henry 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, she 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,” she said in a news statement. “The College has an amazing story to tell about its 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.”

She 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,” she said. “Our students are global thinkers and doers. They are eager to be engaged in the area through experiential learningcivic 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.” 

Jennifer looks forward to becoming involved in the community and has relocated to Bristol, Va. with her husband Bill a middle school teacher of science and social studies. They have two grown daughters - Meghan who works on Capitol Hill in Washington for a Congressman and Morgan who is a senior at a liberal arts college in Michigan.


Graduated with honors from Otterbein College with double majors in Public Relations and Speech Communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism; minor in Business. 

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