February 25, 2020
Following a comprehensive nationwide search, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Anne L. Buckley, APR, as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CCMO) effective March 2, 2020. As a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, she will provide executive-level leadership and vision for the university’s comprehensive suite of communications and marketing efforts.
In her new role, Buckley will oversee communications and marketing for UC San Diego including University Communications, Creative Services and Publications, Health Sciences and Athletics, and will work closely with UC San Diego Health, Advancement and Admissions.
Buckley is a veteran in higher education and academic medicine communications with more than 15 years of progressive leadership, management and crisis communications experience within the industry. Most recently, she served as Chief Communications Officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the UAB Health System. Buckley built UAB's Division of University Relations, which protects and propels the UAB brand with integrated communications efforts that included public relations, digital strategy and marketing, trademarks and licensing, executive communications, social media strategy, and editorial content as well as management of WBHM-FM, Central Alabama’s National Public Radio affiliate. In her previous role as Senior Director of University Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), she managed all news and public information efforts for the university and the VCU Medical Center.
Prior to her experience in higher education, Buckley served as a national news editor at the Associated Press and as founder and president of Prestige Media Inc., a full-service public relations firm for corporate clients, law firms and small- to medium-sized businesses throughout Virginia and the Southeast.
Buckley received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and earned an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2009.
Please join me in welcoming Anne Buckley to UC San Diego for what we anticipate to be a long and productive tenure.