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Kerri Garcia was appointed Director of Communications for the University April 2016. She serves as the University of Nevada, Reno’s chief communications and media relations officer. An integral role within the University’s Marketing and Communications Department, she develops and directs a communications program, encompassing media relations and social media, to protect and advance the University’s reputation and achieve overall marketing and communications objectives.

Garcia is a well-known and respected public relations executive, sought after for her public relations expertise, but also her community knowledge. Throughout her more than two decades of public relations and communications experience, she has proven to be a deeply respected professional, as well as a person who is has been actively involved in many important issues in the northern Nevada community.

Her career has spanned the corporate communications, advertising agency and non-profit arenas, as well as owning her own public relations consulting business