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Organizational Structure for Communications, Marketing, and Web & Digital Services

Dear members of the Emerson community:

As the College prepares for a leadership transition in the coming months, I would like to announce an important organizational change that will set the stage for the next president and improve the institution’s capabilities regarding reputation management, marketing, and management of its digital assets.

Beginning July 1, the Office of Communications, Office of Marketing, and Office of Web and Digital Services will form a stand-alone division reporting to Anne Shaughnessey, Vice President and Chief of Staff.

This change will better centralize the role of these offices for the College, enhance collaboration with other divisions in the institution, and strengthen the ability of all members of the Emerson community to access counsel and services from these offices. This new structure may be reviewed under the guidance of a new president in the future.

As a stand-alone entity, these three offices will continue their important work to support the College’s crisis communications, enrollment, reputation management, internal and external communications, fundraising, and academic goals, as well as ensure compliance with accessibility requirements and management of its digital properties.

This change to organizational structure will enable the College to better center our priorities, our processes, and support of our community. Additionally, union membership will not be affected by this structural change.

Thank you for your continued support as we move ahead in these coming months with a mind toward improvement and academic excellence.

William P. Gilligan
Interim President

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