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Wendy E. Shattuck has joined the Reed College staff as director of public affairs. She oversees the college’s communications programs, with responsibilities including marketing strategy, media relations, print and electronic publications, speechwriting, major events management, and community and government outreach.

"We are very fortunate to have found a person with both a broad range of experience in public relations and marketing–and a keen grasp of Reed’s intellectual enterprise," said Hugh Porter, Reed’s vice president for college relations. "Wendy emerged as the top candidate from a very talented pool, one our search committee felt fortunate to attract. President Diver and I have already benefited from Wendy’s good counsel."

Shattuck comes to Portland from the San Francisco Bay Area. In her senior management role at Accenture, a global technology and management consultancy, and earlier in the software industry, she managed teams that worked to enhance her firms’ image both in the media and internally. Previously, Shattuck was marketing communications manager for educational publisher Addison Wesley Longman, served in a related position at a marketing agency serving the Annenberg Foundation/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Project, and was on the fundraising staff of Art Center College of Design.

Shattuck holds an M.A. in liberal arts from Stanford University and a B.A. in theatre arts and literature from Brown University, with additional postgraduate studies at California Institute of the Arts.

Her appointment is the result of a search process led by Porter, who was joined by two Reed faculty members, the dean of admissions, and the directors of development and administrative affairs. Shattuck replaces Harriet Watson, Reed’s former director of public affairs, who has retired.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an undergraduate enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the per capita undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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