Megan Silvey named new communications director for MU Extension

  • Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Megan Silvey will be University of Missouri Extension’s new director of communications and marketing as of Dec. 9.

“Megan brings a great blend of experiences that will enable her to provide excellent leadership for our marketing and communication with key audiences,” said Marshall Stewart, MU vice chancellor for extension and engagement. “Most importantly, she has a strong commitment to the extension, engagement and outreach mission of our land-grant university. She is an incredible talent and we are very fortunate to have her on our team.”

A Missouri native, Silvey has been a leader in marketing and communications at MU and the UM System since 2005. Since 2012 she has been director of strategic communication and marketing for MU’s School of Health Professions. She has been involved with the MU Engagement Council since its inception, and for the past two years has served on the MU Extension Summit planning committee and working group.

She is an adjunct faculty member in the MU School of Journalism, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with an advertising emphasis and is currently pursuing a master’s in strategic communication.

In her previous experience, Silvey managed a public relations firm in Wilmington, Delaware, and spent four years directing the advertising investments at Dover International Speedway, a NASCAR racetrack in Dover, Delaware. Silvey returned to the University of Missouri as the marketing and communications manager for MOREnet. She also served in Student & Auxiliary Services, directing marketing efforts for the MU student unions and for the bookstores at all UM System campuses.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of this team,” Silvey says. “It’s an opportunity to help connect people and programs; share stories across universities, the state and the globe; and amplify our collective voice to build a more inspired and engaged statewide community.”

Writer: Curt Wohleber

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