Biography

I’m a resourceful writer, editor, executive producer and communications professional with 19 years of experience distilling complex information into clear and concise formats. Public relations and marketing talents include preparing high-end collateral pieces from strategy to production (print, audio, video), managing online and hard-copy publications and corporate messaging that meet aggressive deadlines.

As the current director of communications for Clark College Foundation, I’m responsible for all internal and external content, advertising, audio and visual media and overall brand management. Moreover, I’m the editor in chief of Partners Magazine, a 20-page alumni publication. In 2015, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII recognized my communications and marketing work with a gold award in the Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns category for the foundation’s $20 million fundraising campaign. The accolade recognizes excellence in marketing and communications among 130+ member institutions.

Prior to the foundation, I served as editor in chief of Oregon Health News, a health care business news source that reported on the dynamics of health care financing, delivery and policy, I transformed the publication from a two-color, printed newsletter to a modern Web site complete with breaking news, rotating content, graphics, special supplements, columns and white papers.

While serving as the editor of Thomas Magazine, an alumni publication that explored higher education in New England, I rejuvenated the magazine with a fresh layout and compelling stories such as an Iraqi student’s escape from war to an American college and the reasons why women earn more collegiate degrees than men.

I have created capital and referendum campaign materials for Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Thomas College and Clark College Foundation. I have produced original stories for College Planning & Management Magazine, the online medical news network MDiTV.com, and Service News, a national business-to-business publication that probed the computer service industry.

I hold a journalism degree from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in women’s studies from Eastern Michigan University. As a licensed emergency medical technician, I have a background serving rural communities. I am also trained in wilderness rescue techniques and a former member of Maine’s Wilderness Rescue Team. Competitive cycling is a passion of mine. A gold and bronze medal from USA Cycling’s National Cyclocross Championships is my crowning achievement.

~ Rhonda Morin