Richie Hunter, a communications leader with more than 25 years of experience in higher education, healthcare and business serves as the University of Oregon’s vice president of communications. She oversees the university’s communications and marketing efforts, provides strategic direction to telling the UO’s stories of academic achievement, student success and impact as a public research university.
Previously Richie came to the UO from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological university, where she served as vice president of strategic communications and external relations. While at RPI, Hunter rebuilt and strengthened the institute’s brand, communications, and marketing portfolio to expand local relevance, increase national competitiveness, and build global name recognition.
Prior to RPI she held executive communications positions at the University of Houston, the University of Houston System, and for-profit healthcare organizations. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Southern California and a master of science in business administration from Lamar University.