LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University has named Megan Moloney as the institution’s vice president for marketing and communications, effective July 23.
During her career Moloney has filled multiple communications and public relations roles for the federal government, including as the director of digital media engagement for the Department of Veterans Affairs and as a public affairs specialist for the Secret Service. She also served as the press secretary for the government’s multi-departmental response to the Deepwater Horizon incident and as a staff member in the White House’s Office of the Press Secretary.
She began her career as a producer, anchor and reporter in Oxford, Ohio, and Lexington, Ky., where she worked for WVLK-AM/FM, WLEX-TV and Kentucky Educational Television.
“I am truly honored to join President Seamus Carey and the university’s administration in serving the Transylvania family. As someone who grew up in Lexington aware of the school’s historic place in the community, I look forward to working with the university’s faculty, staff, students, alumni and board members to share the stories that make Transylvania a college like no other.”
As a member of the president’s cabinet, Moloney will play a key role in the communication and implementation of the university’s strategic plan, which is currently under development. She will also work closely with admissions and advancement staff as they chart the future for the 238-year-old institution.
“Megan brings an impressive array of experience to the position as well as a deep appreciation for the history and mission of Transylvania University,” President Carey said. “She understands where we are going as an institution, and she has the skills and energy to help us get there.”
Moloney received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Miami University and a master’s degree in management from Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves on the boards of OperaLex and the Bluegrass Irish Society and is a member of the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Women’s Heart Health Advisory Group. She is also the school director and an instructor at the Bluegrass Ceili Academy for Irish dance.