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Rachel Barry-Arquit appointed director of marketing for University of Portland

Rachel Barry-Arquit has been appointed the director of marketing for the University of Portland. She had been serving in that role as interim director since October, 2013. 

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.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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