To:                       The St. Lawrence Community

From:                  William L. Fox, President

Date:                   December 20, 2017

Subject:              Vice President for University Communications


I am delighted to announce that we will welcome Paul Redfern to the Laurentian community as our next Vice President for University Communications. We look forward to January 30, 2018, when he arrives on campus to begin his new responsibilities. Paul will be joined by his family later in the year.

Paul comes to St. Lawrence from Gettysburg College, his alma mater, where he is executive director of communications and marketing. Paul assumed this role in 2011 after more than a decade of experience at Gettysburg in various positions, including athletics, admissions, and web communications.

Our search committee and I appreciated the many endorsements we heard about Paul’s collaboration and management skills, his integrity, his commitment to research-informed strategies, and his connections to the Gettysburg area community. His experience in admissions marketing and with campaign communications will serve our University well in the coming years. In addition, Paul is very active professionally in his discipline of marketing communications, in regional and national organizations. We also admire Paul’s efforts to support public education in Gettysburg, helping to raise funds and serving as a member of the local Board of Education.

Our search committee of trustees, faculty members, staff representatives and students, chaired by Professor Valerie Lehr, worked on this very important task with thorough and careful consideration.  I wish to thank them for a job very well done. And I also recognize the essential support of Mary Napier and Associates. Finally, please join me is extending thanks to the University Communications team, led by Ryan Deuel as acting executive officer, with assistance from Vice President for University Advancement Tom Pynchon. The past six months have been productive and creative thanks to their collaboration.