JWU Adds Two New Staff Additions to the Communications Team

Story by JWU Media Relations , on Oct 25, 2022 9:00 AM


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — October 25, 2022 – Johnson & Wales University has added two members to the University Communications team. Both positions focus on external communications and media relations.

Jennifer E. McGee will serve as the university’s director of external communications & media relations. McGee joins JWU with a track record of success in communications and higher education policy. She spent 20 years serving in various public affairs roles in Washington DC, including Senior Public Affairs Advisor at Holland and Knight, Senior Legislative Counsel at the National League of Cities, and Special Assistant at the White House in the Clinton Administration. Most recently, McGee was at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, leading their communications and media relations efforts. She is a graduate of Providence College.

Rachel Nunes joined the department in late April as the senior communications and media relations specialist. Before coming to higher education, she spent 5 years in journalism, most recently serving three years as Patch’s Rhode Island Editor. Prior to Patch, Nunes held positions in the Providence journalism market, including at WPRI. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with degrees in journalism, political science and French.

About JWU

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 8,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics and design. JWU’s unique model provide students with the personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth. The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Nunes, senior communications and media relations specialist, (o) 401-598-2752, (c) 401-895-7364. Follow @JWUnews