Dr Mark Roberts 2021

Mark Roberts

Reinhardt University President Mark Roberts has made three appointments to his cabinet, the university announced Thursday.

The appointments are on the heels of the addition of Vice President for Academic Affairs John D. Miles.

Bill Popp will serve as vice president for enrollment management and athletics.

According to the university, as vice president of athletics and the university’s athletic director, Popp has been successful working with athletic coaches and faculty to ensure student-athletes are successful in the classroom and in their sports.

Adding enrollment to his responsibilities, Popp will be tasked with building a strategic enrollment plan. Plans already underway include re-energizing recruitment for the Screaming Eagles Pep Band, applying to start an ROTC program, and creating scholarship opportunities for specific areas of study.

Tish Szymurski will serve as vice president of strategic partnerships, marketing and communications. Szymurski will lead marketing and communications to ensure that Reinhardt’s brand message and accomplishments are broadcast frequently and effectively across a variety of channels: news outlets, social media, the Reinhardt Magazine, and professional connections with area organizations. She and her team will continue to collaborate across campus to create and ensure integrated marketing plans are employed effectively for recruitment, and to extend the reach of the University with creative and innovative strategies. In addition, Szymurski will continue her work to diversify revenue streams for the University, and further Reinhardt’s relationships with local, regional, and national partners.

Tom Yannuzzi will serve as vice president for advancement and community engagement, a position he has held as interim for nearly one year. Yannuzzi is credited for the university surpassing its fundraising goals last year, and a renewed focus on alumni engagement, target marketing that bridges scholarships with new students – including adult learners, and deep collaboration with the Falany Performing Arts Center and their programs. Under his leadership, the university has seen increased foundation giving and several new initiatives including the Tilly Strong Together North Georgia and Metro Atlanta Endowed Scholarship Fund, numerous campaigns across the state and new global relationships.

Bill Popp, Szymurski and Yannuzzi continue their tenure on the President’s Cabinet at Reinhardt University along with their colleagues, Walter May, dean of students, John D. Miles, vice president for academic affairs and Stephanie Owens, vice president for finance and administration.

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