Genna Welsh Kasun is a marketing and communications professional who works to ensure that students have access to life-changing college educations. She serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Strategic Communication at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. Her creative teams have earned awards on recruitment marketing publications, but her team’s portfolios include partnership with advancement, athletics, community and economic development, government relations, and academics. She is also responsible for strategic communications, storytelling, and media relations.
Genna earned her bachelor’s degree in English, writing, and education from Juniata College and her master’s degree in English from the University of Vermont. She completed the Rural Urban Leadership Program, Pennsylvania’s premiere leadership series, in 2017, the American Education Council’s Virginia Network Senior Leadership Seminar Series in 2022, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Management and Leadership Institute in 2022.
She has served on boards and marketing committees for visitors bureaus, an economic development agency, and a humane society. In 2013, Genna and her husband, Kevin, led Huntingdon County United Way’s first campaign to reach goal since the 2008 recession. She enjoys knitting, reading and spending time with Kevin and their rescue pup, Eli.
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