Quietly, a few days ago Brandeis gained a new Senior VP for Communications, one Mr. Andrew Gully. Welcome!

Mr. Gully used to work for the Boston Herald, Soverign Bank, a marketing firm, and the Boston Herald.

Remember Jehuda’s message telling us about all this? It’s reproduced here for your convenience:

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

I am pleased to announce that Andrew Gully will be joining Brandeis on November 2nd as the Senior Vice President for Communications and External Affairs.  Andrew is a seasoned communications professional who brings nearly 30 years of experience in media, communications and public relations to our campus.  He has significant expertise in building and managing brands across a variety of industries and disciplines.  We are confident that he will be a major asset and trusted advisor to the senior leadership team and the University community.

Andrew joins Brandeis from Sovereign Bank, part of the Santander Group, where he is Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs, responsible for all national, regional and local media relations and internal communications.  In his role at Sovereign, he also served as the liaison to city, state and federal governments and elected officials.

Prior to his time at Sovereign, Andrew was a Vice President at Kelley Habib John, a marketing and branding firm, where he led the communications practice and worked with clients on reputation management, media and community relations, media training, and public issue advertising.

As a former Managing Editor and reporter for theBoston Herald, Andrew comes to Brandeis with an in-depth understanding of traditional and online media and how institutions of higher education need to operate in order to tell their stories clearly and effectively. He holds a degree in journalism from Northeastern University and for the past five years, he has served as the faculty co-adviser at Phillips Academy, where he assists the editors and staff of the student run newspaper and provides counsel to the administration, faculty, parents and alumni on issues related to the publication.

In the process of selecting Andrew, he, like all the other finalists, was interviewed by faculty, students, senior administrators and members of the Board of Trustees.  Upon his arrival on November 2nd Andrew will be meeting with various members of the campus community. I hope that you will join me in welcoming Andrew to Brandeis.

Sincerely,

Jehuda Reinharz

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