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Burrows to Head Communications Office at Susquehanna University

Published on February 8, 2011

SELINSGROVE—Angela Burrows has been named Chief Communications Officer at Susquehanna University, effective Feb. 22. Her appointment follows a five-month search conducted by the university’s search committee and Heyman Associates Inc., a New York City–based, public relations search firm.

Burrows has more than 20 years’ experience in communications, marketing, media relations, website development and public relations, primarily centered in the Pittsburgh area.

“We are delighted that our national search for a proven communications professional has concluded with Angela’s appointment,” said Sara Kirkland, executive vice president for administration and planning. “She is a broad-based communications and marketing expert well-versed in traditional as well as new and emerging media, and an experienced manager with a collaborative leadership style.”

“I am very excited to be joining the Susquehanna University team, to build on the very solid foundation that's been laid in university communications,” Burrows said. “I look forward to working with members of the Susquehanna community to further elevate the university's profile as a leader in liberal arts education. It's a great institution with tremendous leadership and great vision, which is what attracted me to the position.”

Burrows previously served as vice president for university relations at California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pa., where she served as presidential spokesperson and chief communications strategist. Prior to her appointment as vice president, she served Cal U as director of public affairs.

Before this, she was senior director of marketing and public relations at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where she laid the groundwork for a new university branding campaign and increased the university’s stature by hosting a gubernatorial debate. From 1996 to 2005, Burrows was executive director of Infomedia Services for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, Pa., where she oversaw diocesan communications and information technology operations.

Burrows has also served as director of marketing at the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (ASRI) and director of public relations for the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University, both in Pittsburgh.

Burrows earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. A native of the Pittsburgh area, she and her husband, Joe Napsha, have two children, Joseph, 15, and Daniel, 12.

Karen M. Jones


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