Prior to joining the Carthage community, Julie Thomas supported the communications efforts at several non-profit organizations. She has experience in media relations, website management, social media management, business writing, and event planning. She has education experience from working at a K-12 school district for seven years and at Valparaiso University for 12 years.
- BA in Communications, Valparaiso University
- MS in Digital Media, Valparaiso University
Main responsibilities at Carthage
“I provide leadership within the Office of Marketing and Communications to align the team’s work with strategic goals. I support marketing plans and strategies through news, storytelling, and content functions, and I lead the College’s media relations efforts and provides backup on crisis communications and issues management.”
Favorite thing about working at Carthage
“The sense of belonging! Carthage College is a place where people say ‘hi’ and smile while walking across campus.”
“I live on a farm in Burlington with my husband. Together, we enjoy gardening, raising a handful of chickens, and visiting our son in Nashville, Tenn. I also have a love of literature — both physical books and audio books.”