As the director of marketing and communications at the University of Maryland College of Education, Natifia Mullings provides strategic communications and marketing direction to elevate the College’s vision and priorities. In this role, she leads strategic communications and brand strategy, implements and executes strategic campaigns across traditional, social and digital media, manages creative assets, and oversees the College’s web presence.  

Mullings brings 15 years of public relations experience to the College, working across several industries, including education, healthcare and nonprofit. Prior to joining the College, she held two key positions in the University of Maryland’s Office of Strategic Communications—media relations manager and director of communications, where she was responsible for leading media relations efforts, developing communications campaigns and managing issues and crises communications.  She previously served as a communications specialist at Prince George’s County Public Schools.

Mullings holds a M.A. in Organizational Leadership and Communications from Gonzaga University and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Hartford. She also received a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of Maryland.