Vice President for Communications Angela Schaeffer to Depart in June

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Jack P. Carroll ’24

News Editor

In an email addressed to students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, Apr. 14, President of the College Joanne Berger-Sweeney, announced that Trinity’s Vice President for Communications and Marketing, Angela Schaeffer, will be moving on from her position to launch a strategic consultancy. Berger-Sweeney indicated that Schaeffer will stay at the College through the end of June “to allow for a smooth transition and to provide me with time to determine next steps regarding this important role.”

Schaeffer joined Trinity in Jan. 2017 after serving as the Chief Communications Officer at Williams College where she worked for six years. Additionally, Schaeffer was the Director of Communications and Marketing at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a writer for The Washington Post, a reporter for The News & Observer Publishing Company, and a correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Beyond her work for the Summit plan, Berger-Sweeney reported that Schaeffer’s team redesigned Trinity’s website, developed new admissions marketing materials, improved internal and crisis communications, and created “new storytelling and publications highlighting Trinity’s relationship with Hartford.” In an emailed response to the Tripod, Schaeffer commented that “It has been a great privilege to be a part of this community, to help tell the Trinity story to the world and to contribute to the important work of moving the college forward. I’m proud of what we’ve all accomplished together – particularly over this very challenging year – and I’m especially grateful to my talented, dedicated, and entirely awesome communications teammates.”

Over the course of the last five years, Trinity has seen numerous other administrators depart from their roles at the College. Among the nine former administrators that the Tripod compiled from the President’s letters to the community are Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success Angel Perez, who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), as well as Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Mathematics Melanie Stein, who left Trinity in 2019 to become the Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College.

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