Georgia Southern University

University Names New Leader of Marketing and Communications

STATESBORO, Ga. – Georgia Southern University has selected Jan Bond as the new Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Bond will lead brand development initiatives, marketing campaigns to attract and retain students and share the success stories of the University with a national audience.

“Georgia Southern is an exceptional university full of opportunities for students from across the state of Georgia and beyond,” said Bond. “I am proud to be part of the Eagle Nation, and I am committed to raising awareness, strengthening the brand and positioning this great university for the future.”

Jan Bond, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Jan Bond, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Bond will lead a staff of 15 in the Marketing and Communications Office which handles advertising, internal and external communications, public relations, social media and University websites. “We are excited about the experience and expertise in higher education that Jan brings to Georgia Southern,” said Vice President for University Advancement Salinda Arthur. “This is an institution on the move, and I believe Jan will be a key player to guide Georgia Southern forward to successfully reach and engage future and current students, parents, alumni, donors and friends.”

Before joining Georgia Southern, Bond served as the executive director of marketing and communications at Ashland University in Ohio and assistant vice president of marketing and communications at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. A native of Ohio, Bond is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Marketing Association (AMA) and Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Bond received her bachelor’s degree from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1990, a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2009, completed Ph.D. coursework in public administration from Florida Atlantic in 2012 and last year began working toward a certificate in marketing strategy from Cornell University.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:


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