John D. Cramer joined Connecticut College in May 2022. As vice president for marketing and communications, he is the College's chief brand officer and storyteller, leading all strategic efforts to enhance the College's reputation for excellence as a national leader in liberal arts education. With more than 30 years of experience, he oversees a 16-person team that is responsible for admission communications, advancement communications, content development, design and creative services, media relations, social media, video, photography, web services and digital and print communications. The team is dedicated to integrated and innovative messaging that elevates the College's brand and engages the public and key audiences across all platforms. He previously held senior communications positions at Rutgers University, Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Vermont Law School, where his strategic efforts significantly increased major media coverage and audience engagement in marketing, social and other platforms. As a journalist, his award-winning coverage of military conflicts, the environment, urban affairs and other issues appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Roanoke Times and other news sites. He earned a B.A. in English literature from Denison University and an M.S. in journalism from Ohio University.