Vice President for University Advancement
Vice President for University Advancement Karen Cooper oversees development, alumni relations, marketing and advertising, publications, internal and external communications, and the University website. As a member of the University’s senior leadership team, she works with the administration, faculty, and staff to develop integrated marketing and development strategies. Karen serves as a Board Director for the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and recently completed a term as Chairman of the Board. She serves on the Chamber’s Executive Committee and leads the organization’s Strategic Planning Committee. She was recently named to the list of the ‘Next 20’ Leaders to impact Nashua’s future by The Telegraph. She is a past board member for the Gateway Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, Mass., and a former chair of Nashua’s Young Professionals Network. Karen is a graduate of Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. with a degree in English and Psychology. She earned her M.B.A. with a marketing concentration from Rivier in 2003.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Patricia oversees marketing and communications initiatives at Rivier University including print collateral, advertising, public relations and crisis communications, and the University website. She has been active in the marketing and communications fields for more than 20 years with an extensive background and a passion for higher education. She has played an integral role in the college transition to university status, branding and identity study and implementation, website redesign, and campus and strategic master planning. Patricia is focused on creative and engaging approaches to promoting an educational institution highlighting exceptional students, alumni and faculty to increase an institution’s profile and reputation. She has taught marketing for several years at the university level and enjoys mentoring and encouraging students to reach their goals and beyond. She has held memberships in the American Marketing Association, the Rindge Chamber of Commerce, the Manchester Rotary Club, Toastmaster’s International, Spiritsong Drummers, Case, and various historic associations. She earned her B.S. in Marketing from New Hampshire College and her M.S. in Business Education from Southern New Hampshire University.
Andrea is an integral member of the marketing team, strengthening and supporting the University brand. She works closely with all University departments to produce high quality and timely communications. Andrea is responsible for the creativity and execution of University material, by effectively communicating and coordinating with the Marketing team to ensure that the visual design communicates the desired message. With more than 20 years experience working in an agency setting, Andrea brings the expertise and attention to detail that is essential to supporting Rivier’s dedication to ‘transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.’