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News Marlboro College Welcomes New Director of Marketing and Communications

MARLBORO, VERMONT – (November 13, 2012) – Marlboro College is pleased to announce that Matthew Barone, of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, has accepted the position of director of marketing & communications. He will start in this new role in December, and will be instrumental in advancing regional and national awareness about the college and its programs. 

“Matthew is coming to Marlboro at an important time in the development of our new marketing and communications plan, and we welcome him as an experienced and creative leader in this process,” said Marlboro President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell.

Barone is an education communicator and administrator with more than 10 years’ experience, most recently as the director of marketing and communications at Bancroft School, in Worcester, Massachusetts. As the first director in that role, he built support from the ground up for communications proposals that have comprehensively enhanced the school’s image for a variety of audiences.

He also served as director of communications at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and as the first public relations officer and department head for the Harvard University Art Museums. At Walnut Hill he hosted a national symposium on arts education with former Senator Edward Kennedy in Washington, D.C. and in partnership with educators at Harvard University.

“I see myself as a big-picture person in the way I approach challenges, having launched several initiatives though determination, collaboration, creative thinking, and diplomacy,” said Barone. “Marlboro College is a true standout within higher education today and I am thrilled to participate in the work that will show the wider public how effective we are at educating the leaders and citizens of tomorrow.” 

Barone’s background in higher education goes beyond administration. He taught communications and public relations as an adjunct instructor at both University of Rhode Island and Salem State College. He also worked for WGBH in Boston, in support of programs for colleges and universities and other special projects.

Barone has a master’s degree in communications management from Emerson College, and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a history minor from Quinnipiac University. He has won several Communicator Awards for his excellent work in publications, including a 2012 gold award for excellence in design.

“We are all lifelong learners if we have the passion, energy and drive to work hard and evolve as educators,” said Barone.

“Marlboro College looks forward to harnessing Matthew’s talents in pursuit of our communications objectives,” said McCulloch-Lovell.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or

Marlboro College provides independent thinkers with exceptional opportunities to broaden their intellectual horizons in a small and close-knit learning community, create a strong framework for personal and career fulfillment and make a positive difference in the world. With two locations in southern Vermont’s Green Mountains, our undergraduate campus in the town of Marlboro and our graduate school in Brattleboro, students discover new avenues for using their skills to benefit themselves and others. Marlboro students engage in deep exploration of their interests in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical and creative thinking, independence, social justice, sustainability and community.



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