Caroline Bartmess
Caroline Bartmess
Director of Internal and Presidential Communications
Caroline Bartmess
Office Location
Lincoln Hall, Room 210
Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

I am a proud Berea College alumna from the class of 2016 and am excited to join President Nixon's office as director of internal and presidential communications. I have worked in various roles since graduation, including a stint in alumni relations at Berea College, and then at the University of Kentucky. I am also a seasoned professional of marketing and communications, implementing several large scale marketing campaigns, and also have a background in CRM administration.

In my free time, I like spending evenings with my wife, our two chihuahuas and two cats, which gives me just enough time to run the vacuum every evening for pet hair. I enjoy reading, especially fantasy novels, being outdoors in the sunshine, and listening to all types of music.

I am continuously proud of Berea College and am so grateful to work here. If I can ever be of help, please don't hesitate to reach out.

  • MBA, Eastern Kentucky University – 2019
  • B.A., Berea College, Communication – cum laude – 2016 Minor: Broadcast Journalism
  • B.S., Berea College, Business Administration – cum laude – 2016 Concentration: Marketing
Publications & Works
  •  Kercsmar, S. E., Clancy, K., Bartmess, C., & Gdovka, T. (2023). From the Classroom to the Workplace: How Alumni Support and Guide Undergraduates - A Case Study from the University of Kentucky. Journal of Health Administration Education, 40(1), 67-76.
    Arthur, C. (2022), Cultivating Cats: A Young Alumni Mentorship Program. Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District III, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Arthur, C. & Zhuang, W. (2019). Affinity Giving and Motivational Factors for Alumni Giving. Appalachian Research in Business Symposium. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.
    Arthur, C. & Nance, J. (2016). Strategic Social Media Campaign: Courtyard Muncie at Horizon CC.
    2016 Ball State University Inaugural Social Media Competition – 1st Place Award Recipients, Muncie, Indiana.
    Arthur, C. (2015). Snapchat This: Communication through Snapchat as a Performance of a Social Identity.
    Peer-reviewed paper presentation at the Southern States Communication Association’s Undergraduate Honors Conference, Austin, Texas.