Volunteer Profile of the Month

Nicole Sullivan of Emerson College

Assistant Director of Media Relations
Emerson College
Boston, MA

Nicole Sullivan is Assistant Director of Media Relations at Emerson College. She writes campus news and communications, handles media requests and queries, and plans on-campus events for the community. Nicole also works with the Emerson College Board of Overseers, one of three governing boards at the College, helping to organize their three annual meetings. Prior to Emerson, she worked at a high technology public relations agency.

Nicole talks about advancement and her CASE experience.

Q: Describe your role at Emerson.

A: I’ve been at the College for five years. I started my career in advancement as the assistant to the Vice President for Communications and Marketing. In 2013, I was promoted to Assistant Director of Marketing and Project Manager. Most recently, my responsibilities have shifted and I’m now the Assistant Director of Media Relations, which I’m really excited about. Public Relations has always been a passion of mine, and it’s how I started my career. I’ve always had a passion for school and loved my graduate experience here. Everyone at Emerson is so driven, passionate, and creative, so it’s great to be pitching these wonderful stories to external media.

Q: What is most rewarding about your work?

A: I love being able to share all the exciting news going on at Emerson with others.

Q: What have you done with CASE District I?

A: I’ve been involved with CASE since 2012, when I was the program liaison for the 2013 CASE District I Conference. Since then I’ve been marketing and communications co-chair for the annual conference, overseeing the website, social media, and email marketing. This was a big year for the marketing and communications committee as well as the District because we launched the exciting new District I website. I cannot stress enough how much I value the networking opportunities CASE offers. I have met so many friends and colleagues through CASE and I truly cherish those relationships.