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Richie Hunter | Vice President for Communications

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon has appointed Richie Hunter as its next vice president for communications effective September 2021.

In this role, Ms. Hunter will oversee the university’s communications and marketing efforts, providing strategic direction to telling the UO’s stories of academic achievement, student success and impact as a public research university. She will report to President Michael H. Schill and serve on his senior leadership team.

Ms. Hunter is a communications leader with more than 25 years of experience in higher education, healthcare, and business. She most recently served as the vice president for strategic communications and external relations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological university. During her tenure there, Ms. Hunter rebuilt and strengthened the institute’s brand, communications, and marketing portfolio to expand local relevance, increase national competitiveness, and build global name recognition.

Prior to RPI, she held executive communications positions at the University of Houston, the University of Houston System, and for-profit healthcare organizations. Ms. Hunter obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Lamar University.

IM Partner Jack Gorman led this search with Elizabeth Neustaedter and Megan Gorman.