Kelley Tuthill serves as the vice president of Marketing and Communications at Regis College in Weston, Mass. She came to Regis after serving 18 years as a reporter and anchor at WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston. She covered the Boston Marathon bombing and led the station’s Emmy Award-winning coverage of the trial, which also won three National Headliner Awards. She scored a national exclusive when a law enforcement source gave her the first photo of fugitive mobster James “Whitey” Bulger after his 2011 arrest. Tuthill led the team that won the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association’s “Best Use of Digital Media” award for multi-platform coverage of the Bulger trial in 2014. Tuthill also reported on the historic 2004 Red Sox World Series Championship run and the Patriots first Super Bowl victory.
A breast cancer survivor, Tuthill poignantly shared her journey with WCVB viewers and on-line users. Her series resulted in multiple national Gracie Awards and a regional Emmy. She is the co-author of You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style.
Tuthill has become a champion of local and national breast cancer organizations, raising both money and awareness. She is a frequent speaker at schools and community organizations. Tuthill received the 2017 Jimmy Award, which honors celebrities who have committed themselves to the mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. She has been recognized as a “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics, a “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal and featured in the book Boston: Inspirational Women for her work on behalf of local and national breast cancer organizations. Tuthill serves on the advisory board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Tuthill is also a member of the Arts and Letters Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame.
10:30 am–11:15 am PDT —
The role of a college president is unique and challenging given the demands of the position as well as the shifting higher education landscape. Covid-19 has created unprecedented concerns including the inability to connect with stakeholders in person. In this session, you will learn more about the importance of presidential digital engagement both for the leader and the institution as well as research-backed strategies for creating a robust digital presence even with limited resources. We’ll discuss the seven reasons why presidents should devote time and resources to digital engagement and the steps you can take to support their individual styles.