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Director of Advancement Communications Amherst, MA

Connelly Stokes-Buckles has been appointed as Director of Advancement Communications at Amherst College beginning in February 2020. In this role, she will collaborate closely with the College’s chief advancement officer and senior team to conceive of a communications strategy that builds on existing programs, channels, and staff, and then implement a program which ties into the wider Amherst’s communications efforts, to create excitement and engagement across all audiences.

Stokes-Buckles joins Amherst after almost 12 years at Columbia University, where she served most recently as the Deputy Director for Annual Fund Programs, developing a broad-based multi-channel marketing strategy for 13 schools and programs in support of The Columbia Commitment, a five-year, $5 billion campaign. In addition, Stokes-Buckles was responsible for creating a comprehensive communications strategy for Columbia Giving Day. As part of that effort, she wrote all promotional materials and managed the design team, video production, and creation of social media content.

Stokes-Buckles received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University. 


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