Lyon College promoted Chris Hill and Madeline Pyle, ’15, to Director of Creative Services and Director of Communications, respectively. These promotions aim to unify the efforts of the Marketing and Communications Office as the College strives to become a nationally-known liberal arts college.
In their new roles, Hill and Pyle will co-lead the Marketing and Communications Office to oversee strategic direction, execution, and sustainment of the College’s marketing and communications initiatives. Hill will oversee the creative side of the department, including branding, imagery, and advertising. Pyle will direct the communications side, including public relations, internal communications, and media relations.
“Lyon College is a special place, and I’m proud to continue to promote such an inspiring community,” Hill said.
Pyle added, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve my alma mater in this capacity. Lyon holds a special place in my heart.”
Hill has a background in marketing and graphic design, receiving his B.F.A. from Arkansas State University in 2013. Hill joined Lyon’s marketing department in 2015 as a graphic designer and was promoted to Creative Director in August 2017.
Pyle received her B.A. in English with a journalism concentration from Lyon College in 2015 and completed her master’s in applied communication from UA Little Rock in 2018. She joined the marketing department in July 2018 as the Associate Director of Communications.
One of Hill’s most recent projects is leading the College’s branding committee.
“As members of the Lyon community, we are all brand ambassadors. Everything we do impacts how people think and feel about Lyon. When we pull together, we speak with a stronger voice.”
Meanwhile, Pyle’s latest project is implementing the College’s social media influencer program and fostering better media relations.
Both are ready for their new positions.
Pyle concluded, “The College’s marketing and communications initiatives have improved significantly since I was a student five years ago. I’m looking forward to continuing our efforts with our awesome team.”
Hill and Pyle will report to the Vice President of Advancement Dr. David Hutchison.
“In addition to helping our students mature and develop their skills, we also take time as a college to provide opportunities for our staff to develop as well. I am pleased that we have a unique opportunity here to recognize a talented pair of team members, and make use of strengths we already have within our team,” Hutchison said.