Elizabeth Young joined the Carthage Office of Communications in April 2009, after 13 years working as a writer and editor in the newspaper industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
As the Executive Director for Marketing and Communications at Carthage, Elizabeth assists the Vice President for Communications in leading the College’s cross-functional communications team. She specifically manages the editorial and online communication functions to execute the marketing and communication strategies for Carthage. She oversees overall direction and vision for the Carthage website, social media, magazine, video, email newsletters, and other print and online communications.
The Carthage website has been honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals (CUPRAP). The website received a CASE V Silver Award for Best Institutional Website in 2014, a CASE V Bronze Award in the same category in 2015, and a Gold Award in the 2015 CUPRAP’s CUPPIE Awards.
Prior to coming to Carthage, Elizabeth was an award-winning feature writer, features editor, and special sections editor at The Journal Times in Racine, Wis. There, she managed the newspaper’s magazines and specialty publications; coordinated reporting efforts among editorial staff and community contributors; and supervised a team of writers, editors, and designers to produce daily feature sections covering lifestyle, health, and education news.
While at The Journal Times, Elizabeth was recognized with numerous state awards in writing, page design, and editing from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. She received national awards from the Inland Press Association for Best Staff-Written Blog, Best Special Section, and Best Education/Career Section. She was nominated for two Lee Enterprises President’s Awards for Innovation and News, and received the JC Sturtevant Memorial Award for the State’s Best Community Journalism Project from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Elizabeth lives in Racine, Wis., with her husband and two daughters.
- B.S. — Journalism, Northwestern University
Main responsibilities at Carthage
Manages the editorial and online communication functions to execute the marketing and communications strategies for Carthage. Oversees overall direction and vision for the Carthage website, social media, magazine, video, email newsletters, and other print and online communications.
Drives content — written and visual — on the College’s public website and in electronic newsletters.
Oversees the use and features of LiveWhale, the College’s content management system. Provides training and assistance to campus content controllers, and polices CMS use to ensure content meets College standards.
Assigns, curates, and writes feature articles for the Carthage homepage and other key landing pages.
Oversees The Bridge, the Carthage campus homepage.
Ensures that policies and practices promote consistently high-quality content, functionality, and design on the website.
Favorite thing about working at Carthage
“Hands-down (feet up?), my favorite experience at Carthage was following our Microgravity Team to Houston and flying aboard NASA’s zero-g plane. (I will never stop talking about this; apologies to everyone who wants me to shut up already.) When people ask me about Carthage, I boast about our dedicated faculty, our beautiful campus, and out-of-this-world student experiences like the NASA research.”