WWU Appoints Wagner as Marketing Vice President

A Walla Walla University graduate has been named vice president for marketing and enrollment services.

In July, Jodeene (Jodi) Wagner began her role of leading the university's strategic marketing initiatives in recruiting, enrollment, public relations and other programs.

Prior to being hired at WWU, Wagner was the director of client planning and strategy services at Coffey Communications in Walla Walla, Wash., a position she held for 10 years. In her role, Wagner provided marketing consultation services to the company's many health care clients. She also developed educational resources for clients, including editing a professional magazine and organizing national conferences and on-site workshops.

"For 16 years I've been blessed to do what I love every day at an industry-leading health care communications company," says Wagner. "There's no question that my experience at Walla Walla University led to these opportunities. Now I'm honored to serve my alma mater as we prepare students for exciting and meaningful lives."

Graduating from WWU in 1992, Wagner majored in mass communications and completed concentrated studies in business and English. In addition to her academic studies, Wagner participated in a wide range of student activities, including serving as yearbook editor and student senator.

Wagner lives in Walla Walla with her husband, Jeffrey, and their three children, Katie, Jenna and Nickolas.

October 01, 2008 / Walla Walla University

Becky St. Clair, WWU GLEANER correspondent