Nancy Pryor is Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Incubation at the Foundation for California Community Colleges. She leads public relations and communications campaigns for public benefit and social good by leveraging the missions and reach of the California Community Colleges. Pryor works with a talented team to develop and implement strategic communications that have supported the organization’s year-over-year growth. She also works closely with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Communications and Marketing Division to bring greater consistency and alignment across California Community College projects and initiatives.
- Directs implementation of overall branding and marketing strategy for the Foundation and its programs
- Drives broader public awareness, engagement, and support for fee-for-service communications projects and programs
- Launched and oversaw the Civic Impact Project, a peer-led voter registration campaign at 25 campuses
- Incubated early stages of employer engagement and environmental outreach programs; currently helping to stand up a Student Centered Design Lab for the California Community College system
Previously, Pryor oversaw the Foundation’s corporate sponsorship function and served as the liaison to fundraising and advancement professionals throughout the state. Pryor joined the Foundation in 2013 after managing the marketing and communications department at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce where she developed and executed tourism and economic development initiatives. Pryor has managed relationships with multiple boards, working with emerging leaders and established executives to share best practices and advance common causes.
Pryor earned her bachelor of arts in political science from Point Loma Nazarene University, where she spent a semester studying international relations in Amman, Jordan, inspired by Arabic language courses she took at San Diego City College.