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Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Areas of expertise: Branding and messaging, change management, crisis communications, higher ed administration, issues management, marketing to Generation Z, media relations, trends in higher ed marketing/communications
Kira Poplowski has deep and broad experience in marketing and communications across varied higher education institutions, such as Harvard, the University of Southern California, the University of California and Pitzer College. At Drew, she’s part of the leadership team focused on significantly growing enrollment and fundraising in just four years. Poplowski is regularly invited to speak at conferences across the country, is active in professional organizations and has led teams that won more than 30 design and marketing awards. She’s a 2018-19 American Council on Education Fellow, attended the Harvard Institute on Higher Education, earned an emergency management certificate from FEMA and has a PhD in international political economy.