Link: The Journal of Higher Education Web Professionals is the official publication of the HighEdWeb Association. We publish, in a way that’s both informative and fun, high-quality content by well-qualified Web professionals working in higher-ed. Since our launch in 2011 under the leadership of founding publisher Laura Kenyon, we’ve tackled topics as diverse as mobile integration, the latest in social media, successful project management and “girls under trees.”
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Margaret Hair, Publisher
Margaret Hair is the director of external affairs for the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas. She leads communications and marketing for the law school, edits the KU Law Magazine, and supports alumni engagement and events. Before starting at KU, Margaret worked in marketing for a performing arts center and as a staff advisor for KU’s student-run radio station. She started her career as an arts reporter at a newspaper in Colorado. With HighEdWeb, Margaret is a member of the Marketing Communications Committee and a previous member of the Accessibility Summit Committee.
Tim Nekritz, Chief Editor
Donna Talarico, Editor
Donna Talarico is the integrated marketing manager at Elizabethtown College. She had several past lives before higher ed, including a radio promotions director (radio IS the original social media!) and interactive marketing specialist at a leading eCommerce developer/Internet marketing company. Until relocating to Central Pa. in 2010, she was a long-time contributing writer for Wilkes-Barre, Pa.’s highly popular alternative weekly, The Weekender, and its daily paper, The Times Leader. Donna also is the founder and publisher of Hippocampus Magazine, an online monthly literary magazine dedicated to creative nonfiction. She lives in downtown Lancaster, Pa. with her husband, Kevin (Beerman) and Spectra—the affectionate kitty she’s had since her sophomore year in college. She loves visiting national parks, tasting (OK, gulping!) new microbrews, playing board games and listening to music from her youth.
Alison Turcio, Editor
Allison Turcio is the director of digital strategy at Siena College. She leads the content strategy team and manages integrated marketing campaigns that help Siena achieve its enrollment goals. She has received Marcom, Educational Advertising and Education Digital Marketing awards for her work. In 2020, she was named an Albany Business Review “40 Under 40” and Siena’s Administrative of the Year. She is working on her Ed.D. in higher education leadership at Northeastern University. She has a master’s degree in communications from The College of Saint Rose and a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena College.
Jackie Vetrano is the online marketing and social media manager at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she assists the social media and web content teams by analyzing data to make strategic decisions online. Jackie is the co-host of Higher Ed Social, a weekly podcast breaking the silos in higher education through unique conversation. The podcast is also part of the ConnectEDU Podcast Network, a network of podcasts for higher education, which she founded. Jackie spends her free time running, trying new foods, and posting photos of her cat on Instagram.
Lacy Paschal, Art Director
Lacy Paschal has been at Vanderbilt University since 2008 and currently serves as executive director of digital strategies and development for the university. Lacy and her team are responsible for determining the overall vision and strategic goals of Vanderbilt’s online presences, turning data and analytics into actionable next steps, providing website and web application development services for the entire University, and training and supporting users of their centralized systems. Lacy has a BS from Lee University and an MA from Vanderbilt University. Lacy is a veteran presenter at the HighEdWeb Annual Conference, winning two HighEdWeb Red Stapler presentation awards, as well as being a presenter in the 2017 Annual Conference’s inaugural lightning talks. Lacy is a HighEdWeb Board member, serves on the Annual Conference program committee, the HighEdWeb technical committee and as a staff member of Link, the Journal of Higher Education Web Professionals.
Jeff Stevens, Art Director
Deep in north-central Florida, Jeff Stevens leads a dual life. By day, he’s responsible for the content, branding, and development for the website of the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest college on campus with 17,000 students and 800 faculty. By night, he’s Creative Director of Union Design & Photo, a freelance design agency that has worked with over two hundred clients. In between, he dons a cape and plays superhero with his kids and cats. And when he dreams, he’s a singing park ranger somewhere out west. You can catch him at Jeff Stevens: Dogooder, too.