Today’s announcement follows a comprehensive decanal review that took into account the feedback of Maxwell faculty and staff, the Maxwell Advisory Board and the Maxwell Faculty Council. Van Slyke’s appointment was approved by the Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee.
Jennifer Horvath Named Communications Director for BFAS
The Business, Finance, and Administrative Services (BFAS) Division has hired Jennifer Horvath ’08, G ‘14 as its first communications director.
Horvath will be tasked with leading the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic internal and external communications plans for the BFAS division. On a day-to-day basis, Horvath will compose, edit and review all materials for BFAS communications, and disseminate content across multiple platforms to build awareness and support for the division’s activities.
Horvath comes to BFAS from Syracuse Abroad, where she served as the marketing and communications manager, a post she assumed in September 2012. At Syracuse Abroad, Horvath oversaw all communications efforts on campus, as well as for the University’s seven abroad centers. She worked to support and advance recruitment goals through a streamlined inquiry communications process, a robust peer-to-peer global ambassador program, increased social media engagement with parents and families, and a thorough re-imagining of existing print materials.
“I look forward to building further awareness of the incredible efforts undertaken by the staff in the BFAS division,” says Horvath. “The implementation of the Campus Framework plan and ongoing initiatives to advance the student experience make this a very exciting time to join the BFAS team.”
Horvath holds a bachelor of arts degree in magazine journalism and political science from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in public relations, also from Syracuse. She began her time at the University in December 2009, when she was hired as the public information officer for the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Prior to her time at DPS, Horvath worked for Daemen College and the Buffalo Bills.
She will report to Joe Stewart, senior associate vice president of operations.
“We are excited to add a talented and proven communications professional to our team. As a bonus, Jennifer is already a well-respected member of the Syracuse University family,” says Stewart. “Jennifer is joining our team at a pivotal time for the University and there is much work to be done as we execute the Academic Strategic Plan.”
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.