As Executive Director of Institutional Communications, Smyth is responsible for communications planning and design needs for advancement, development of institutional publications (including the Emory & Henry Magazine) and institutional advertising, implementation of internal communications, and oversight of college communications policies and adherence to graphic standards. In addition, she directs the marketing needs, brand and promotional materials for the McGlothlin Center for the Arts to maximize its purpose and outreach.
Smyth has served the College since 1997, first serving as Director of Publications, then as Director of the Office of Communications before moving into her current position.
Before coming to Emory & Henry, Smyth served in the non-profit sector as a public relations and media relations specialist, organizing regional media and educational events, developing marketing and communications plans, managing regional volunteer committees and serving on state-wide committees for marketing and communications planning for regional organizations.
Smyth has won numerous awards for design and publication creation, including editing and design of the College magazine, Emory & Henry. She has received the E&H Maiden Award for administrative excellence and two staff Blue & Gold Awards.
She is past vice-president of the E&H College-Community Club, serves on the editorial committee of the regional arts publication, A! Magazine for the Arts, and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the University and College Designers Association. Community involvement includes founding member and secretary of the Friends of Smyth Chapel (a group charged with restoring the historic building), and member of other groups involved in children’s, women’s and diversity issues.
Bachelors degree in Journalism and Art, double major, cum laude
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.
Continuing education in publication design, photography, public relations, and higher education marketing and communications.
I can help with:
College branding and communications policies and graphics standards (i.e., logo usage). Marketing and communications for the McGlothlin Center for the Arts, advancement efforts, and internal communications, development of institutional publications such as the Emory & Henry alumni magazine, writing, editing, and developing branded communications plans.