Union appoints Ashley Finkes as Director of Marketing

By January 21, 2016Faculty & Staff
Ashley Finkes

Ashley Finkes

Union Institute & University is pleased to announce that Ashley Finkes has been appointed Director of Marketing, effective January 4, 2016.

The Director of Marketing plays an integral role in overseeing all aspects of the marketing strategy across the university including the planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective student-centered, strategic recruitment.

A shared dedication to educate adults led Finkes to join Union. “Union Institute & University has the values, and growth strategy that align well with my personal values and stance on continuing education. The uniqueness of the academic programs offered, and the focus on social responsibility intrigued me to become a part of the team,” said Finkes about her new position.

Finkes brings 10 years of experience in marketing to her new position. “Ashley comes to us with marketing, public relations, branding, and event management skills. We look forward to Ashley’s leadership as she works to develop and implement the marketing strategy for our university and regional market areas,” said Kimbrea Browning, Vice President of Enrollment.

Previously Finkes held the position of Event Marketing Director at F+W Media. She holds a Master of Tourism Administration degree in Events & Sustainable Tourism from George Washington University, an Event Planning Certificate from Clayton State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Kent State University.

About Union Institute & University

Union Institute & University, headquartered in Cincinnati with academic centers in Los Angeles, Sacramento, North Miami Beach, and Brattleboro, Vermont, is in its 51st year of educating highly motivated adults who seek academic programs to engage, enlighten, and empower them to pursue professional goals and a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Union Institute & University offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs designed for adults seeking to make a difference in their own lives and within their communities. Since its inception in 1964, the university has offered specialized distance-learning programs that combine online and classroom coursework with high-touch faculty attention, designed for students regardless of where they live and work. Union’s flexible delivery models, combined with its focus on social relevance, distinguish it from other universities by providing non only online classes, but also brief residencies, face-to-face small classroom settings, and a hybrid model, all emphasizing relevant and transformative coursework taught by more than 300 faculty/scholar-practitioners. Union graduates, including more than a dozen college presidents, leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, members of the United States Congress, and the first female prime minister of Jamaica promote Union’s legacy of utilizing education to engage, enlighten, and empower.

For more information about Union Institute & University, visit www.myunion.edu or call 1- 800-861-6400.