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College Appoints Associate Vice President for College Relations and Marketing



January 3, 2012

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Reading, Pa.  – Thomas W. Durso has been appointed associate vice president for college relations and marketing at Albright College. Durso is responsible for overseeing the operations of the College Relations Office and all communications activities, including media relations, publications, marketing, internal, crisis and advancement communications, graphic design, and online media. He also serves as the college spokesperson.

Durso comes to Albright from Holy Family University, in Philadelphia, where he served as senior director of marketing and communications since April 2010. Prior to that, he was a self-employed freelance writer and editor serving numerous higher education, nonprofit and corporate clients. Durso’s experience also includes prior stints in university communications, daily and trade journalism, and corporate communications

He holds a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia. Durso lives in Glenside, Pa., with his wife and two daughters.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. More than half  of students have dual/individualized majors in as many as 200 different combinations annually. Albright enrolls about 1,660 undergraduates in traditional programs, another 800 adult students in accelerated degree programs, and 100 students in the master’s program in education. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.