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Meagen Fekos

Senior Associate Director for Digital Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Advancement Division

Teaches IMC 647 Higher Education Marketing 

Meagen Fekos is a digital communications and marketing expert based in Pittsburgh, PA. She spent years as a digital journalist, working at newspapers across Pennsylvania. She is an expert in building online engagement, marketing digital communication strategies and multimedia storytelling. Fekos was the assistant managing editor/digital at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and led the digital and interactive design teams through the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Tree of Life massacre. 

Fekos is now the senior associate director for digital strategy within Carnegie Mellon University’s Advancement Division. She is responsible for overseeing the online alumni community, conceptualizing digital marketing campaigns, advising/collaborating with partners on strategy and building new websites for the division. She is also in an interim role overseeing the digital team, which includes email marketing, social media, event registration and special projects.

In addition to the staff Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, Fekos has been recognized for innovation in the digital media landscape by the Local Media Association and has won a first place Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors award for digital package presentation.

Fekos studied at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with a master’s degree in communications, with concentrations in intercultural communications and leadership communications. She also earned a certificate in advanced graduate studies in conflict management. Her undergraduate degree is in mass communications with focus in public relations and print journalism.

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