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Damita McDonald | Notre Dame of Md.

Damita McDonald was named the new senior director for university communications & public relations at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

A versatile public relations and marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience, McDonald is responsible for developing the university’s overall communications strategy, as well as supporting presidential communications, university branding and overall marketing initiatives.

McDonald has a strong track record in developing and executing targeted communications that inform, influence and inspire, while working collaboratively to meet an organization’s strategic goals. She was previously the assistant director for public relations at Bowie State University, where she expanded the reach of the media relations program.

She holds master’s degrees in communications and public administration and a graduate certificate in public policy from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.