Tarice L.S. Gray Named New Executive Communications Director at Manhattan College

Well-known Senior Communications Leader and Strategist to Report Directly to College President

Manhattan College today announced that Tarice L.S. Gray has been named Executive Communications Director at the School and will report directly to Dr. Milo Riverso, President.

photo of Tarice L.S. GrayIn her new position, Gray will be responsible for speechwriting and strategic messaging for Riverso; managing all media relations efforts, including crisis communications; serving as the College spokesperson; developing press releases; and identifying and leveraging opportunities to positively promote the visibility and reputation of Manhattan College, among other items.

Gray assumes this position with a strong background in all aspects of corporate communications with a proven track record in conceiving, developing, and implementing high-impact strategies that get positive results. She most recently was the Corporate Communications Leader at Momentive, a privately-owned multinational additives manufacturing corporation. While there, she managed executive communications for the corporation's largest business unit, creating communications strategies for leadership, managing PR and media relations, providing crisis media training, and working with senior team members on gender diversity and inclusion strategies. Previously, she was the Chief Storyteller at Kyndryl, a U.S.-based multinational information technology infrastructure services provider and Principal Storyteller at Medtronic, a global medical device company. Her duties entailed creating and supporting global communications campaigns, serving as a brand ambassador, and building and executing content strategies across business functions to create a consistent approach to corporate messaging. In addition, she hasf 15 years of award-winning journalism experience on national and local media platforms, including: WSHU, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and NPR.

Said Dr. Riverso, “I am delighted to have Tarice serve as the College’s Executive Communications Director. Her depth of experience and her broad understanding of the communications spectrum is immensely impressive. We all are eager to have her promote the good news that is going on at Manhattan College – from student successes to accomplishments of our dedicated faculty and staff.”

In addition to her professional activities, Gray has served on the Board of Trustees for the First Baptist Church of Milford, CT and is currently a policy board member of the Trumbull Public Schools (CT), and a strategy board member of CONECT, an equity- and inclusion-focused non-profit.  She received a Master of Fine Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University.

By MC Staff