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Mary W. Atteberry

Vice President of Communications and Marketing

As vice president of communications and marketing, Mary Atteberry leads all aspects of web, social media, print, video, digital, branding, and media relations for the institute.

Prior to joining Rose-Hulman in 2015, she spent 17 years as a public relations professional for the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) and Westfield Washington Schools. As vice president for communications and marketing at UIndy, she led a team of 14 staff members in advancing institutional strategic objectives and enhancing reputational objectives that achieved recruitment targets.

Also at UIndy, Atteberry was executive director of communications and marketing, director of university communications, and director of media relations. She helped raise the institutional profile measurably through strategic media relations practices, had a key role in rebranding the institution within the community, and implemented communications policies and procedures.

Prior to her time at UIndy, she served as director of community relations for Westfield Washington Schools, was a self-employed writer and editor, and assistant city editor, copy editor, and reporter at The Indianapolis Star. She holds degrees from The Ohio State University and the University of Indianapolis.

Atteberry received a grand gold medal for higher education reporting from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, participated in a higher education reporting fellowship from Lilly Endowment, and earned a first-place feature writing award from Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors, as well as many other statewide reporting and writing awards during her journalism career.

She also has served as a board member of the Indiana Council for Advancement and Support of Education, a member of Indiana chapters of the American Marketing Association and Public Relations Society of America, and a member of the Indianapolis Public Relations Society.