Megan Hayes ’97

Megan has led App State’s University Communications team since 2015, and serves the university as chief advisor for communications/marketing strategy and implementation. She leads a dynamic team of marketing and public relations, media relations, critical and crisis communications, and internal and external communications strategy professionals. She is a proud App State alumna, holds an MBA from Wake Forest University, and is APR-certified, with additional certifications in crisis communications/media interview and response. She also teaches marketing in the Walker College of Business, and hosts the university’s SoundAffect podcast.

Primary Responsibilities

  • brand management
  • crisis management and communication
  • developing and executing organizational marketing and communication plans
  • managing the University Communications team and the university's content management and marketing strategies
Title: Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Communications Officer

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7983

Office address
141D Anne Belk Hall