Prior to serving in the role in an interim capacity, Barry-Arquit served with distinction as the university’s creative director. Under her leadership, the university has won numerous awards and accolades for many projects including pieces for admissions, academics, inserts in the Portland Business Journal, the Rise Campaign and more.
“Rachel came to the university in December, 1996 and has admirably performed in a variety of roles in the marketing and communications office,” said Laurie Kelley, vice president for University Relations. “In her expanded role as director, Rachel will oversee the university’s marketing and communication efforts including branding, advertising, social media, PR, print and on-line publications as well as oversight of the university’s printing and mailing services departments.”
In 2009, Rachel was awarded the Rev. Charles Miltner, C.S.C., Award, the university’s highest staff award, presented to an employee who has been of outstanding service to the University.
Rachel has a BA in journalism and music from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Portland State University. She and her husband, Greg Arquit, have one son.