Vice President for University Marketing and Communications at the University of Toledo
Dr. Adrienne King joined The University of Toledo as associate vice president of marketing and communications in January 2019 and was promoted to Vice President for University Marketing and Communications in 2021.
Under her leadership, the UToledo marketing and communications teams launched the new “Fueling Tomorrows” brand in July 2019. The brand includes bold and confident images, typography and messaging that showcase the University’s positive momentum. Designed around seven core attributes –– focused, determined, inquisitive, supportive, innovative, community-minded and impactful –– the brand shows how The University of Toledo is powering possibility and fueling tomorrows. In addition to the new brand, the University developed a new mobile-first website, one of the first among UToledo’s peer institutions.
Dr. King previously served as vice president of university advancement for Murray State University, where she had led the branding, marketing and communication, alumni relations and development teams, as well as the Town and Gown Partnership Program since 2015.
Prior to Murray State, Dr. King held similar leadership positions for several higher education institutions as the director of marketing and communications for Idaho State University, director of relations and communications for West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and director of marketing for University of Charleston. Her marketing teams have won more than 20 different awards from organizations such as PRSA, CASE and RNL for their work on recruitment initiatives, crisis communications, social media campaigns and fundraising/crowdfunding projects.
King has a doctorate in educational leadership in higher education administration and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University, and bachelor’s degrees in graphic design and advertising and public relations from Marietta College.
She also is a graduate of the 2018 Leadership America program, a national executive leadership program designed for senior-level women who represent the broadest spectrum of professional, cultural, geographic and ethnic diversity.