Amherst College Names New Chief Communications Officer
January 13, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. – President Biddy Martin announced today that Pete Mackey, Bucknell University’s vice president for communications and community relations, has been selected to be Amherst College’s chief communications officer, the first in the college’s history.
“I am delighted that Pete has agreed to join us, and I thank the search committee for their great work," Martin said. “Pete’s experience, expertise and creative leadership will help us bring our communications to a new level. His accomplishments as a writer and communicator and his academic background make Pete a good fit for Amherst, given our values and goals. I look forward to working with him on our efforts to promote the liberal arts.”
Mackey, who has founded and led communications operations at private and public universities and foundations across a 25-year career, said that for him, serving the mission of Amherst would be an expression of his deepest values.