MA, Villanova University
BA, Niagara University
Molly Polk joined the University in August 2017. As the Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment she is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the strategic marketing and brand of the University. She oversees the execution of all aspects of recruitment and advancement marketing, media relations, crisis communication, multimedia and digital strategy, and editorial and creative services.
Molly joined UHart from Carthage College, where she led a successful rebranding effort and the launch of an award-winning institutional website as vice president for communication. She developed the first strategic advertising campaign and marketing report, a comprehensive crisis communication plan, and launched a refreshed athletic identity. Prior to joining Carthage, she was the director of client marketing services at Ithaca College, where she managed the development and execution of marketing strategies for five academic schools, athletic communications, and administrative units across campus.
Molly began her career in hospitality, an industry she credits for her focus on providing high standards of customer service on campus. She previously worked in marketing communications for Park Hyatt Hotels and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. In these roles, she oversaw strategic communications efforts in the areas of advertising, asset management, partnerships, brand awareness, media relations, and market research.
Molly is active in higher education circles, presenting at national conferences including the American Marketing Association’s Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education and the District V Conference for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).