Chris Rynd

Director of Advancement Communication
BA-English and Economics, Denison University (1990)
Year Appointed


In his role as Director of Advancement Communication, Chris Rynd supports the communication efforts of the College’s advancement team as they help students, alumni, parents and community partners to lead The Long Blue Line to even higher levels of academic excellence and national distinction.

Before joining Marietta, Chris was Manager of Advancement Communications and Government Relations at Chapman University in Orange, California. During his 10 years at Chapman, he also served as Development Writer and Interim Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Prior to that, he served as Development Officer for Penn Asian Senior Services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chris is happy to be residing in Marietta, a beautiful place to live, work and learn. His interests include camping, hiking, paddling, soccer, cooking, reading and chess.