NC State Poole College Names Interim Marketing and Communications Director

North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management has named Jenny R. Hammond interim director of marketing and communications, following the departure of Christine Ferrell to lead marketing for the Association of College and University Educators. The appointment was announced this week by Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of Poole College. Hammond joined Poole College in 2017 and most recently served as director of marketing for the Jenkins Graduate Management Programs.

“Jenny has been actively involved in growing the size, quality and reputation of our graduate programs portfolio over the past couple of years. In addition to her technical expertise, Jenny excels at building relationships and connecting to our many stakeholders,” said Buckless. “I know she will do an outstanding job leading the college’s marketing and communications team in the coming months.”

Hammond brings to the role a rich history of admissions, recruiting and marketing work across several universities, including Appalachian State University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Elon University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hammond received her bachelor’s degree in communications and her master’s in higher education from Appalachian State University. 

About NC State Poole College of Management

The NC State Poole College of Management combines academic scholarship with real-world experience to foster learning, create knowledge, and engage with industry and academic partners in a data-rich, global marketplace. Poole is deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math – taking an innovative approach to leadership and management education by emphasizing analytical problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. Poole offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics, as well as non-degree executive programs through NC State Executive Programs, LLC. Poole’s centers and initiatives provide focused research and engagement in the areas of enterprise risk, entrepreneurship, supply chain and sustainability. The college is fully accredited by AACSB International.

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