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 university's story with a national audience.
She fills the vacancy left by Christian Flathman, who left in May for a job in northern Virginia.
"Georgia Southern is an exceptional university full of opportunities for students from across the state of Georgia and beyond," Bond said. "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."
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," Vice President for University Advancement Salinda Arthur said. "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, American Marketing Association and Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education.
Bond received her bachelor's degree from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1990, a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic 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.