Ruth Jackson to take on Vice President role

President David A. Greene announced in an Official Notice on Tuesday that current Assistant Vice President for Communications Ruth Jackson will become the College’s Vice President for Communications, effective April 15.

Jackson, a Maine native, began her career at the College in 2003, when she acted as Assistant Director of Communications for news and information, and has led the Communications office since August 2014. Prior to joining the Mayflower Hill community, Jackson was an editor at the Maine Times magazine and worked in communications at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA.

Jackson’s new role will require her to “[provide] vision, direction, and leadership for the College’s internal and external communications,” Greene said in the announcement. This will entail overseeing the development and maintenance of the College’s website, Colby Magazine, admissions and advancement materials, media relations and internal communications.
Greene said, “in a field that demands thoughtful analysis, careful listening, and deep collaborations, Ruth excels. I am confident that she will be an outstanding leader for Colby’s communications efforts.”

Jackson also shared her excitement for her new role: “I am eager to take on this new role because, under the leadership of President Greene, we are already on our way to making Colby more accessible to the most highly qualified students from all kinds of backgrounds. I am honored to play a role in that effort.”

She added, “I was drawn to Colby because it does such an exceptional job at educating young people and preparing them to make a positive impact on the world. I stayed because the community is like no other—intellectual, collaborative, and kind.”
Greene reiterated that Jackson “demonstrates the commitment, passion, and integrity that we need to realize our greatest ambitions for the College,” and “we are lucky to have her, and I hope you will join me in congratulating her.”

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