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Resignation of Ms. Richie Hunter, Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: Resignation of Ms. Richie Hunter, Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations

I am writing to announce the resignation of Ms. Richie Hunter as Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations, effective September 3, 2021. Ms. Hunter has accepted the position of Vice President for University Communications at the University of Oregon.

Over the past five years, Ms. Hunter was responsible for elevating the brand and reputation for the university, employing a strategic and integrated communications approach, and expanding local, national, and global recognition and relevance. She served as the primary spokesperson for the university and managed all aspects of communications, issues management, brand management, marketing, media relations, and external relations. 

Ms. Hunter has been a valued member of my leadership team and the Rensselaer community.  Please join me in wishing Ms. Hunter well as she joins the University of Oregon and begins the next chapter of her professional career.