Rachel Esterline Perkins has joined Davenport University as Director of Communications, responsible for media relations, internal communications and social media.
Perkins comes to DU from Central Michigan University, where she served as Associate Director of Communications and Social Media for more than four years. She also was an adjunct instructor in the Department of Journalism, teaching public relations and social media courses in-seat and online.
Prior roles include Marketing and Communications Officer for the Saginaw Community Foundation and Account Executive and Social Media Specialist for AGP & Associates in Midland. Perkins earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from CMU.
In her free time, she is involved with animal rescues and humane societies as a photographer to help homeless pets find families.