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Exciting news for Marist Communications and Marketing - August 18, 2022

Dear Marist faculty and staff:

I write to you today with exciting news about our Communications and Marketing team.  I have asked Daryl Richard, Marist Class of ’97, to serve as our inaugural Vice President of Communications and Marketing, and I am thrilled that he has agreed to do so.  Daryl is currently Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Quinnipiac University and will be winding down his commitments at QU over the coming weeks and will join us at Marist on October 24.  

Daryl is an extremely accomplished communications professional and leader with a successful career that spans both higher education and the private sector.  At Marist, he graduated magna cum laude, majoring in journalism and minoring in political science.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of The Circle, worked for the Marist Poll, and hosted a show on our campus television station, MCTV.  He began his career in journalism, working as a reporter for the Hartford Courant and Time magazine.  He spent over a decade in various communications and public affairs roles at the vice president level at UnitedHealth Group and The Travelers before transitioning into higher education and stepping into his current position at Quinnipiac.  There, Daryl reports to President Judy Olian and serves on her nine-person executive leadership team.  He helped launch Quinnipiac’s first-ever brand campaign, as well as a digital news platform that keeps QU’s 84,000-member community informed about key happenings at the university.  

Daryl’s hire also heralds an evolution in our communications and marketing strategy at Marist.  Daryl will report directly to me, and join both the Cabinet and the President’s Advisory Council (PAC), a subset of the Cabinet who have divisional leadership responsibilities.  He and the small but very talented communications and marketing team will continue to provide a full range of support and services across the entire institution – including the work of enrollment marketing – but will do so from a centralized place on the org chart.  This new approach would not be possible without the long-term vision Sean Kaylor set in place for how to evolve and grow communications and marketing at Marist.  I thank Sean for his efforts to unify, develop, and modernize the function and for the great work that he and this team have done over many years.  

I am excited about Daryl’s return to Marist and look forward to working with him as we seek to elevate Marist’s profile nationally and internationally and expand the ways in which we keep our community informed.  Daryl arrives at the perfect time, as we continue to work on the strategic plan, targeted for consideration and approval by the Board of Trustees at its May 2023 meeting.  It will be important to share this vision and blueprint for our future in a clear and compelling manner, and to inspire various forms of support from alumni, parents, friends, grant agencies, and others.  

As competition for excellent students, faculty, and staff intensifies in higher education, we will also need to introduce Marist to new audiences and present the College as an excellent place to study, teach, and work.  I am confident in Daryl’s ability and potential to execute these and other elements of our communications and marketing portfolio.  

I hope you will join me in welcoming Daryl back to Marist!

Kevin C. Weinman
President
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 575-3600
President@marist.edu