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Three Join U of M Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Staff

For release: September 18, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Darla Keel
Darla Keel

The University of Memphis Division of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing has welcomed three staff members recently.

Darla Keel is the University’s new webmaster. Keel has worked in higher education in the Office of Institutional Research at the U of M and in the Registrar’s Office and Information and Technology Services at Arkansas State University. She has developed and managed multiple websites and created homegrown software applications. Most recently Keel served as director of Enterprise Technical Services at Arkansas State. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership in 2012.

Meredith Powers
Meredith Powers

Meredith Powers, marketing manager, graduated from Rhodes College in 1997 and earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University in 2012. She gained valuable experience while working at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. Powers also has held marketing positions at East Kentucky Power, The Vimarc Group and Thompson & Company.  

Jackie Rucker
Jackie Rucker

Marketing manager Jackie Rucker earned a bachelor of arts in journalism with a concentration in public relations from the University of Memphis and a master of business administration from Webster University. While at the U of M, she served as a Student Ambassador. A native of Brownsville, Tenn., Rucker worked most recently with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.

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