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Ohio State expands role for new Communications VP

Ohio State’s Office of University Relations announced that Melinda Church, vice president for University Communications, will expand her role.
Church will be the sole vice president of University Communications, filling the void Tom Katzenmeyer, senior vice president of University Communications, left when he was appointed president of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
“Melinda Church is going to lead communications going forward,” said university spokeswoman Gayle Saunders on Tuesday. “She has been part of University Communications since January of 2012, but she started her tenure with the university in 2007 working in the president’s office.”
But she will also maintain some former responsibilities.
“Melinda’s new role is unique because in addition to providing strategic direction for all areas of University Communications and leadership for Advancement, she will ensure we have a laser-focus on our efforts to heighten Ohio State’s image and reputation with local, state and national audiences,” said Michael Eicher, senior vice president for Advancement, in a press release.
There has also been “functional restructuring in Communications,” Saunders said, more details of which will soon be available.
Church was not immediately available for comment Tuesday evening.


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