Ohio Dominican University Hires New Vice President for Marketing, Public Relations

Ohio Dominican University Hires New Vice President for Marketing, Public Relations


 Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is excited to welcome Mark Cooper as the University’s new Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations. 

Cooper brings nearly two decades of experience in higher education to ODU.  He most recently held the position of Senior Director for Marketing and Communications at Ohio Wesleyan University.  He also has served as Associate Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing, Assistant to the President, Director of Marketing and Associate Director for Media Relations at Capital University. 

“I am very excited to be joining the executive team at Ohio Dominican University as the school implements its transformational new Strategic Plan,” said Cooper. “There is so much positive momentum at the University, and I look forward to contributing to the effort to enhance ODU’s reputation in our competitive higher education marketplace.” 

Prior to his career in higher education, Cooper was a local television sports journalist.  He worked in several New York and Ohio markets, including WSYX-TV in Columbus.  

Cooper is a graduate of The Ohio State University (OSU), where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. OSU’s Alumni Association awarded him the William Oxley Thompson Award for career achievement by young alumni. He also has received two Circle of Excellence Gold Awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). In addition, Cooper is active in the community. He’s a member of the Columbus Rotary Club and past president of the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce. Cooper and his family live in Grove City. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.