Director of College Communications
Campus Phone: Ext. 5230
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5040
Office: McCormick Hall 308
Department: Institutional Advancement
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville
Suzanne S. Richey was named Director of College Communications for Tusculum College in November 2008. Richey has more than 20 years of diversified experience in the field of communications, including previous positions with The Greeneville Sun, the Greene County Partnership and Ferguson Development Network.
During her career, she has demonstrated accomplishments in all aspects of communication, including writing, editing, organizing and disseminating information and has extensive experience in implementing and managing not-for-profit programs.
Richey is responsible for the overall communications strategy for Tusculum College and interacts closely with college leadership. Richey and her staff create and protect the public presence for the College through campus-wide communication, marketing and branding efforts, managing media relations, overseeing the College’s web and social media presence and exploring, developing and implementing innovative communication approaches. She also serves as spokesperson for the College and as a liaison for campus public affairs and media relations.
Richey is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a major in Journalism and a minor in English. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Education, organizational training and education program at Tusculum College.
She and her family live in Greeneville. She is married to Steve Richey and they have two daughters: Lane and Emily. Her parents are Tusculum College alumni, Howard and Mary Jo Slagle ( ’61 ’60) who reside in Greeneville.