Saint Martin’s University welcomes back Genevieve Canceko Chan as vice president of marketing and communications
July 9, 2014
LACEY, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University welcomes back Genevieve Canceko Chan as its vice president of marketing
and communications.Chan, who served in that role from 2009 to 2010,replaces Jennifer Fellinger, who recently accepted
a position in another state.
“We’re excited to have Genevieve return to the Saint Martin’s community,” says Saint Martin’s University
President Roy Heynderickx. “Her expertise in marketing, communications and social media will help propel Saint
Martin’s to the next level – we know this from the superior quality of her work and her great attention to detail.”
As vice president, Chan will be in a pivotal role at the University, where she will serve as the University’s
chief spokesperson and provide leadership and direction for all marketing and communication initiatives for
Saint Martin’s. Chan will report directly to President Heynderickx.
Chan looks forward to reconnecting with the many members of the Saint Martin’s community and to growing
the university’s visibility by sharing the stories of its students, alumni, faculty and staff.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to once again be a part of the inspiring, mission-driven environment
that is Saint Martin’s,” says Chan. “I am eager to continue the exciting momentum that the University has built
in recent years and to strengthen our role as an important resource for education and innovation in the greater
South Sound area.”
A communications professional for more than 15 years, Chan brings a wide range of experience in strategic
planning, academic publishing, marketing and public relations. She has worked primarily for nonprofit organizations
and higher education institutions, including the American Bar Association, Beacon Press, Dartmouth College and,
most recently, Olympia’s Hands On Children's Museum.
She is a member of the Leadership Thurston County Program class of 2009-10 and the Flagstaff Leadership Program
class of 2011-12. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her master’s degree from the
University of Michigan.
Chan resides in nearby Olympia with her husband and young son.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year,
coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300
acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the
only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University
prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and
seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business,
education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more
than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from
many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300
more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint
Martin’s University website at
For additional information:
Saint Martin’s University President
Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager