Smith names 3 new hires at Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s finance, information technology and marketing divisions have new hires.

Matt Tidd

Marshall President Brad Smith announced this week three new officials include the chief financial officer, chief information officer and chief marketing and communications officer.

Smith in a statement said, “We are taking the next steps toward becoming one of the nation’s most dynamic, nimble and progressive educational institutions.”

Jodie Penrod

Matt Tidd has been named the chief financial officer and comes to Marshall from West Virginia University, where he served as the chief university budget officer. He was responsible for the implementation of a new budgeting system that replaced a decades-old process across the institution. He will begin Nov. 7.

Jodie Penrod will serve as the chief information officer at Marshall. She joins Marshall from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. In that position she provided oversight of all information technology services for the college’s three academic campuses and multiple hospital-based teaching centers across the state of Ohio. She also starts Nov 7.

Dave Traube

Dave Traube joined Marshall as chief marketing and communications officer Oct. 10 from the University of Charleston, where he led the marketing and communications team. During his tenure, the University of Charleston experienced increased enrollment, inquiries and a rise in reputation as the premier choice in West Virginia for private higher education. Traube graduated from Marshall with a degree in broadcast journalism.

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