After an extensive national search, Kate Henry has been named the vice president of marketing and strategic communications for Seminole State College of Florida.
Henry, who began work on March 23, is an accomplished marketing strategist and communicator with more than 25 years of experience in global public and private sectors.
"In my first meeting with Kate during the interview process, her enthusiasm for Seminole State and the role of our college in changing lives was very evident. She brings a business focus at a time of change for higher education and also has personal experience as the parent of one of our students," said Dr. E. Ann McGee, Seminole State's president. "We are excited to have Kate join us during our 50th anniversary, as we set the stage for the next 50 years!"
Since moving to Lake Mary in 2003 from the United Kingdom, Henry has served as director of global marketing for Fiserv, and, most recently, as vice president of marketing for Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company. In these roles, she led activities and teams responsible for market and competitive research, media relations, marketing communications, events and conferences, advertising, issues management and branding. She has also worked in U.S. and U.K. government organizations and as a PR consultant and senior marketing manager in the IT, communications, economic development, tourism and engineering sectors.
Henry attended the London School of Economics and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in counseling and is certified in pragmatic marketing.
According to Henry, “Seminole State has a vibrant history and so much to offer with great faculty and staff, small classes and a personal approach to learning at an affordable price. The challenge is to make connections and tell our story effectively: that regardless of your age, life experiences and commitments, we have the people, tools and resources to help you enroll, stay on track, complete your education on your schedule and pursue a rewarding career.”
As VP, Henry will provide senior leadership in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the marketing and communications efforts for the College, which has more than 30,000 students and is the third largest employer in Seminole County.
She also will support the Foundation and its fundraising efforts, collegewide events and serve on the College’s Executive Team and President’s Cabinet.
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