Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Jonathan Potts to leave Robert Morris


Megan Shandel

Director, Presidential Communications (Office of the President) and Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations at Robert Morris University. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Megan Shandel)

Ethan Morrison, Editor in Chief

Robert Morris University announced Tuesday afternoon that Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Jonathan Potts will be leaving the university on Friday to pursue other opportunities.

In an email sent out to faculty and staff, Ninth President of Robert Morris University Dr. Michelle Patrick said that for the time being, the university has elected not to fill Potts’ role. They will use the opportunity to rethink how the school manages outside communication.

During his more than 14 years of service with the university, Potts oversaw different brand campaigns and website launches. He also created the university’s social media presence and managed branding and communication for two separate capital campaigns.

Outside of his role as the VP of Public Relations and Marketing, Potts led RMU’s government and community relations efforts. He also helped secure multi-million dollar state grants to finance the school’s construction projects.

Before his time with Robert Morris, Potts spent time as a reporter with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and also served as the director of media relations at Carnegie Mellon University.

Associate Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Brian Edwards will remain in his role, and he will serve as the primary contact for anything regarding marketing or public relations.