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University of Mobile Promotes Kathy Dean to Assistant Vice President for University Communications

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile announced the promotion of Kathy Dean to assistant vice president for university communications.

Formerly director of university communications, Dean joined the University of Mobile Marketing and Public Relations staff in1993. She has earned awards for writing and public relations, including the Baptist Communicators Association grand prize for feature writing in 2015 and 2012.

Prior to joining the university, she worked as a journalist at The Mobile Press-Register and The Auburn Bulletin, earning regional and national awards for coverage of education, deadline reporting and feature writing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Auburn University.

She is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association, and Society of Professional Journalists and serves on the board of the John M. Will Journalism Scholarship Foundation.


About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.


For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.

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