Robin Oliver serves as the Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Ohio University, located in Athens, Ohio. She leads a group of highly talented professionals in communications and public relations, digital content and social media, photo and video, creative and design, media planning and buying, web design and development, and enterprise marketing strategy. The team is charged with elevating the marketing and branding of the institution and ultimately driving reputation in the marketplace.
Robin possesses more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications in various industries, with former positions at Western Carolina University, Big Communications, and the Birmingham Post-Herald. She received the American Marketing Association’s Higher Education Marketer of the Year award in 2018.
She was named as Ohio University's first Vice President for University Communications and Marketing in July 2019, arriving to great expectations. In just under three years in this role, Robin has instituted momentous change at the University. To name a few accomplishments – Robin has developed and launched a new brand, centralized communications and marketing at the institution through a strategic reorganization, created and defined strategic university initiatives with other University leaders, and partnered with Diversity & Inclusion to implement a diversity brand and initiative promoting diversity and respect – all while navigating a global pandemic and a social justice movement. Throughout her tenure, the University Communications & Marketing department received dozens of awards in the higher education and marketing industries.
Outside of work, Robin manages to find time for many hobbies, including owning and operating a Pygora goat farm with her family.