Norwich University President Richard W Schneider announced the promotion of Kathleen Murphy-Moriarty to Vice President of Communications beginning Jan 1, 2018. Murphy-Moriarty has led Norwich University’s Office of Communications since August 2013, when she was hired as Director of Communications and Marketing. She had previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for the State of Vermont.
The Office of Communications spotlights the leadership, service and academic excellence of Norwich University students, faculty, staff and alumni, and enhances and protects Norwich University’s reputation as a leading senior military college. Through brand management, compelling storytelling and the production of high-quality informative content, the Office of Communications enhances appreciation for Norwich University’s contributions to the world for the past 200 years and the understanding of its place of distinction within higher education.
“As we prepare to celebrate 200 years of Norwich University and enter into our third century of service to nation, never before has effective communication and brand management been more important,” Schneider said. “We are so grateful to have Kathleen, who has served Norwich expertly and admirably, forging the path of this very important new leadership position.”
Reporting directly to President Schneider, Murphy-Moriarty is responsible for managing the Norwich brand and developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive outreach strategy. She oversees a 12-person team that is responsible for advancing the university’s reputation, enrollment, alumni engagement, and fundraising.
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu
Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.