ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The executive board for the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) has appointed Grace Kendall as its new director for District 7, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, plus the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory. Kendall is the director of marketing and communications for Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington.
At the college, Kendall provides leadership, expertise and creativity in marketing strategy, planning and implementation to promote enrollment and student success. She also guides strategic college initiatives through steering committees and the President’s Advisory Committee.
She has 13 years of experience in higher education and serves on a variety of leadership groups and boards, including the executive board of the Public Information Commission for the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges.
“Support and learning from colleagues is important to me, particularly since I am at a remote and rural institution with a small team,” she says. “I am driven by a desire to help others, share what I’ve learned and provide opportunities for learning and success.”
Kendall has been a member of NCMPR for 2 ½ years and wanted to join the national board as a way to give back to the organization.
“I’m thrilled to have Grace join NCMPR on a national level,” says NCMPR President Juan Gutierrez, who is the director of marketing and public relations at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. “Her leadership and marketing expertise make her a welcome addition to NCMPR’s leadership.”
NCMPR supports the professional development of community college communicators, serving more than 1,700 members from more than 550 colleges across the United States and Canada. It’s the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges and is one of the largest affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges.