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Katherine Oliver

Senior Director of Communications & Marketing

Area: Communications and Marketing

Area: Dean's Office

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4189

Katherine Oliver joined the VCU School of Business in October 2002 as part of a small development team that raised $50 million in public and private funds, resulting in the construction of Snead Hall. In the fall of 2007, Katherine was tapped to become the school’s first director of Communications & Marketing and has since led the school in building its brand both internally and externally. She has overseen award-winning major projects including a graphic identity program, yearlong 75th Anniversary celebration, website overhaul, undergraduate recruitment program, and the launch of the school’s EPIC Strategic Plan and Creativity at Work brand. She earned a bachelors degree with high distinction from the University of Virginia and holds a master's in English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Awards and Honors

  • Award of Merit for Website, PRSA Virginia Public Relations Awards. (May, 2018).
  • Award of Excellence for Reputation/Brand Management, PRSA Virginia Public Relations Award. (May, 2017).
  • Award of Merit for Viewbook, PRSA Virginia Public Relations Awards. (May, 2015).
  • Award for 75th Anniversary Communications and Marketing Program, CASE. (January, 2013).