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Bridget Jennison Joins Rockford University as Director of Public Relations and Strategic Communications

09/22/2020 10:46 am

Headshot of Bridget JennisonROCKFORD, Ill. (September 22, 2020) – Rockford University, the region’s leading private four-year institution, today announced it has hired Bridget Jennison as Director of Public Relations and Strategic Communications. Jennison is responsible for leading Rockford University’s external communications, including media relations, reputation management, marketing, social media, and crisis communications.

“We are thrilled to have Bridget join our team,” said Stephen Kull, Vice President for Advancement of Rockford University. “We’re excited that she’ll be bringing her years of communications experience to help strengthen our brand and support the school’s enrollment and advancement efforts.”

Jennison has nearly 12 years of experience in marketing and public relations. Prior to joining Rockford University, she spent two years at Boylan Catholic High School where she led communications, public relations, brand and marketing efforts for the school. Prior to that, she was with Chicago-based PR firm, Public Communications Inc., where she led integrated communications campaigns for clients across the healthcare, technology, nonprofit and cultural sectors. Her first experience in the field was when she served as the marketing coordinator for the Downtown Highland Park Alliance, a public-private partnership in Highland Park. Illinois.

“I am so excited to join the Rockford University team,” said Jennison. “I look forward to helping tell the stories of the incredible faculty and students that make the University a top choice for students from not only the Rockford region, but national and internationally.”

Jennison holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University. She previously served on the board of the Rockford Network of Professional Women.



Rockford University is a private four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The University offers more than 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the bachelor’s degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. Through its Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Master of Education in Urban Education, (M.Ed.). Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and is a U.S. News & World Report Best Midwest Regional University, Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,250 full-and part-time students.

For more information: Bridget Jennison, Rockford University, 312-213-6242/; or Rebecca Epperson/Emily Hartzog, Chartwell Agency, 815.282.9976/

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