Sprint Marketing Leader Named Emporia State’s New CMO
May 19, 2017
An Emporia State alumna with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications for a Fortune 100 company is the university’s next chief marketing officer.
Since graduating from ESU in 2001, Kelly Heine has worked for Sprint where she has gained a wide range of experience including marketing and communication strategy development and execution. Most recently Heine has led a team responsible for marketing, internal and external communication, knowledge management, training, website, social media and events for Sprint’s Wholesale business unit.
“I am so excited that Kelly wanted to bring her years of experience with Sprint back to ESU to move our marketing to the next level,” said ESU President Allison D. Garrett. “Kelly understands all the wonderful pieces of Hornet Nation and the ESU experience that are just waiting to be shared because she herself is a great success story.”
During her time as a student, Heine was active in her sorority and Panhellenic council, was an ESU Ambassador and a student government representative and held on-campus jobs while earning a bachelor of fine arts in communication with a minor in business and a psychology cognate.
The Marketing and Media Relations department at Emporia States oversees the university’s website and social media channels, provides photography and graphic design services on behalf of the institution and for campus departments and works with local, state and national media. A significant project for the department each year is designing the campaign for ESU’s student recruitment efforts.
“I fell in love with ESU as a prospective student, and now I am even more impressed with the incredible amount of positive momentum happening within both the university and the City of Emporia,” Heine said. “I’m thrilled to be able to share how special the Emporia State University community truly is!”
A native of Garnett, Kansas, Heine is married to John and has an 11-year-old daughter, Hallie. She begins her new role June 5.
I'm A Hornet from President Allison Garrett
August 16, 2017
Debate Movie ESU Debate champion Ryan Wash will be the focus of a big screen movie. Ryan and debate partner Elijah Smith won the National Debate Tournament policy debate championship (the first for an...
Shepherd Family Continues to Leave Lasting Impact
April 17, 2017
In 1994, a $150,000 gift from Augusta Shepherd (BSB ’44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd, to the Emporia State Foundation established the Shepherd Scholars program. Annual and major gifts from Augusta, son Jim Shepherd, daughter Joyce and Craig French, daughter Judy and David Hawkins, and the family businesses have continued to grow the endowment ever since. Recently, they enhanced the Shepherd Scholars endowment with generous gifts in excess of the original gift amount.
Advancing Philanthropy Workshop April 25
April 11, 2017
The 2017 Advancing Philanthropy in the Flint Hills workshop presents Robert Swanson, President & CEO of Swanson House, Inc. The annual event provides a special opportunity at no cost for individuals, organizations and professional advisors to learn about initiatives and resources that help support the work they do. This year’s event is Tuesday, April 25, at the Flint Hills Technical College.
Department of Music Receives Largest-Ever Music Scholarship Endowment
April 4, 2017
A transformational gift from the late Virginia Hagan Meeker will have a profound impact on current and future Emporia State University music education majors.
Check out our students' achievements and accomplishments on Emporia State's meritpages.com site