Mary Hunt

Mary HuntDirector of Public Engagement
University Hall 202B
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Mary Hunt serves as director of the Office for Public Engagement. Prior to joining the OPE, Mary served as communications director for the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy from 2009 to 2016. At Rockefeller, she was responsible for developing communications strategies to market the college’s academic offerings and programs to prospective students and building that institution’s local, state and national reputation. There she oversaw Web communications, social media and media relations, and served as editor for Rockefeller College’s biannual news magazine.

In addition to higher education experience, Hunt has more than 20 years’ experience working in professional television and radio broadcasting. While at PBS member station WMHT Educational Telecommunications, she held a number of positions, including director of community and educational partnerships, writer/producer, and director of RISE, WMHT's 24-hour radio information service.

A New York State Broadcasters Award winner for her promotion and branding efforts, Hunt is also the recipient of multiple awards from the SUNY Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) for her work on publications and special events.

She has previously served on the boards of SUNYCUAD, the Public Relations Society of America Capital Region Chapter, the Women’s Press Club of New York State and the Capital Region Chapter of the American Marketing Association. Hunt received her bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.