Boston University Names Stephen Burgay Vice President for Marketing and Communications

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(Boston) — Boston University today announced the appointment of Stephen P. Burgay as Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Burgay, 48, is a marketing executive who, in his new role, will oversee the university’s brand strategy and marketing initiatives, as well as provide communications support to the school’s president and Board of Trustees.

Dr. Aram Chobanian, Boston University’s President ad interim and the person to whom Burgay will report, made today’s announcement.

“I am delighted to welcome Steve to our campus,” said Dr. Chobanian. “Boston University is a superb institution with much to distinguish it, and it is my expectation that Steve will do a great deal to tell that story to the world. He brings strong marketing experience and leadership to our senior management team, and we look forward to the contributions we know he is going to make to our institution.”

In his new role, Burgay will also be responsible for overseeing a number of university departments which are dedicated to marketing and communication services, including Public Relations, New Media, Marketing, Public Information, Photo Services, and the BU Bridge, Boston University’s in-house newspaper.

Prior to joining Boston University, Burgay was a senior marketing executive at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston who oversaw that company’s brand management operation. He previously served as an advertising executive at Hill, Holliday; a deputy commissioner in the Dukakis administration; and an attorney at Foley Hoag.

Burgay graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University and received his law degree from NYU. He lives in Newton with his wife and two children.

Boston University, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 in its 17 schools and colleges, is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. The university offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.