Carnegie Mellon University

Vice President's Office

Steve Kloehn

Steve Kloehn

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Steve leads efforts to build the university’s global reputation for excellence, improve communications throughout the campus community and shape the newly formed division of Marketing & Communications. Steve came to CMU from the University of Chicago, where he was associate vice president for News and Public Affairs, following a 21-year career in journalism at the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers. Steve has sailed to Greenland in a schooner, traveled the Holy Land with a pope and sampled cheeseburgers with a president. But, all in all, he’d prefer to stand in a river, casting dry flies to rising trout.

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Jocelyn Duffy

Associate Dean for Communications, Mellon College of Science    

Jocelyn is responsible for setting communications priorities and strategies for the Mellon College of Science (MCS). With the team at MCS, she works on the college’s website, magazine, social media and events. She is co-leader of marketing for the BrainHub initiative.  She was once caught in a water buffalo stampede. Obviously, she survived.

Emily Meyer

Emily Kosova

Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Emily’s primary responsibilities at CMU are to set priorities for the vice president's office, manage his schedule, organize meetings and support the assistant vice president for strategy and operations. She earned a certificate in art history from Sotheby's Institute of Art, an offshoot of the famous auction house in England, where she lived for seven months. Previously, Emily worked at The Andy Warhol Museum, where she once met Jane Seymour. Born in Bowling Green, Ohio, Emily is a die-hard Cleveland sports fanatic.

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Tricia O'Reilly

Senior Communications Strategist and Writer, Office of the President

In collaboration with Marketing & Communications, Tricia plans and executes key presidential communications including campus announcements, presentations, correspondence and other executive priorities. Prior to joining CMU, she was a public relations account executive at Stern Advertising where she developed communications strategies for internal and external audiences. Originally from New York City, Tricia lives in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her husband, son and crazy cat. She loves finding new and delicious places to eat around town, but her favorite food is popsicles!

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Claire Pro

Marketing & Communications Analyst

Claire gathers data related to university announcements, media coverage and website traffic. She also plays a role in external partnerships, helping to identify opportunities for increasing CMU’s visibility worldwide. Claire received her bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and her master’s certificate in communications and new media from American University in Washington, D.C. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in public policy and management from CMU's Heinz College. Outside work, she enjoys thrifting her way up and down East Carson Street and walking her dogs along the South Side’s riverfront trail.