/ 07-06-2011
Galen Names Marketing & Communications Director

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 6, 2011 – – – Galen College of Nursing has appointed Stephanie A. French as the director of communications and marketing, bringing more than 17 years of experience to the organization.

Most recently, French comes to Galen from RightSource, Humana’s home-delivery pharmacy where she served as communications consultant in the Center for Consumer Messaging. Preceding Humana, she served as the executive director of communications and marketing for the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) in Lexington, Ky. For nearly five years, French was the director of public relations for The Sullivan University System (Sullivan University, Specerian College and Louisville Technical Institute). Prior to joining Sullivan, French served as the regional communications manager and spokesperson for the American Red Cross Blood Services, covering a three-state service area. Early in her career, French worked for Jefferson Community College, WDRB and The Courier-Journal. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Jacksonville University, Fla., and is working on her master’s at University of Louisville. French volunteers for a variety of organizations including JCPS and the Red Cross. She has also been a member and/or board member of such organizations as Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators and the Advertising Federation of Louisville.

“With Stephanie’s broad communications experience including roles in healthcare and education, she understands the complex needs of educational institutions and will further enhance community awareness of the College’s mission,” said Galen President Mark A. Vogt, “We look forward to her contributions as Galen continues to grow and serve the needs in our Louisville, Cincinnati, San Antonio and Tampa communities.”

Galen’s newly created position of director of communications and marketing will be responsible for overseeing internal and external communications, marketing strategy, advertising and media relations for all four campuses.

About Galen College of Nursing

Founded over 20 years ago, Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest private nursing schools in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers practical/vocational nurse (PN/VN) and associate degree nursing programs to students on its campuses in Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Cincinnati, Ohio. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit our website.

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