Amherst College Names Peter Rooney New Director of Public Affairs

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

July 1, 2008
Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations
413/542-8417

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College is pleased to announce that Peter Rooney has accepted the position of director of Public Affairs. Rooney, who currently serves as vice president of Gehrung Associates, a media consultancy in Keene, N.H., will assume his new role at Amherst on Sept. 1.
 
“In addition to bringing to the position a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of higher ed in general, Peter has shown great enthusiasm and passion for Amherst’s mission and programs,” said President Anthony W. Marx. “I am certain he will be a wonderful leader for the college’s Public Affairs team.”