News Release from AASCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2019-02-25

Contact: Jennifer Walpole 202-478-4665

AASCU ANNOUNCES KELLEE EDMONDS AS ITS NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

AASCU is pleased to announce Kellee Edmonds as its next vice president for communications and public relations. Edmonds' more than 25 years of experience in the communications field includes, most recently, four years as the senior director of communications and marketing at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), where she developed and executed integrated communications and marketing strategies which advanced NACUBO’s strategic priorities, served as the primary liaison for media, and created outreach strategies aimed at extending NACUBO’s public profile and visibility. As associate director of public affairs and, later, director of communications for the American Council on Education’s Higher Education for Development (HED) program, Edmonds managed HED’s branding and digital strategies, its website and social media platforms, and coordinated media outreach for major ACE research projects, including the Minorities in Higher Education Annual Status Report. Additionally, she has served as a producer, writer, researcher and reporter for several televised news programs in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Washington, D.C. 

Edmonds received her Master of Arts in Public Communication from American University in Washington, D.C. and her Bachelor of Journalism, Broadcast News from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Public Relations Society of America, Award of Excellence Recipient (2001) and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Two-Time Emmy Nominee (1997).

As the AASCU vice president for communications and public relations, Edmonds will oversee the AASCU Communications team; the production of AASCU’s communications products and its electronic communications, including website and social media; and will ensure the division supports the public relations activities of professionals at AASCU member institutions. AASCU looks forward to welcoming Edmonds in her new role on March 18.