Thiel Names Vice President for Communication and Marketing

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College today announced that Jacquelyn P. Muller has been appointed vice president for communication and marketing, a position she will assume on November 18. Muller has more than 20 years of higher education experience in integrated communications, media relations, reputation management and branding, advertising, and public affairs.

Muller joins Thiel College from Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corporation (EDMC), where she served as vice president for corporate communications and public relations. Previously, she led communications at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania as chief communications officer, and as assistant to three university presidents.

“We are overjoyed to welcome someone with Jacki Muller’s expertise to Thiel College,” said Dr. Troy D. VanAken, Thiel College president. “With all of the exciting things happening on campus, her previous success and experience in the field of communication and marketing combined with an obvious dedication to higher education, will play an important role in this position and in the future of the College.”

In her new position at Thiel College, Muller will provide leadership for all communications and brand-building efforts in partnership with Thiel’s faculty and professional staff guiding strategy across the College in support of its mission to provide students with a quality higher education.

Muller earned a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Muller currently resides in Cranberry Township, Pa., with her husband, Jack, and daughter, Sophia.

About Thiel College

Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.