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Carole VanMeter Hired as New Foundation Director

Posted September 26, 2023 at 9:30 am

Carole VanMeter has been hired as the new Director of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation.

VanMeter brings more than 15 years of public relations field experience in the Johnstown area to the table. Already having relationships with local businesses, she aims to continue and utilize them while working with the Pennsylvania Highlands Foundation.

“I am excited to step into this role,” VanMeter stated. “Everyone has been very welcoming. I have always loved marketing and the idea of what makes people and groups do what they do. In my previous job, I was able to train others and show the steps of planning a successful event. I hope to carry that into helping the Foundation reach new heights.”

VanMeter will be able to show off her skills rather quickly with the College Foundation’s upcoming Chef Auction fundraiser event, slated for the evening of October 11.

“The upcoming Chef Auction is a great example of me being able to showcase what I can do,” VanMeter stated. “I have spoken to local business owners that I had already known, and I am doing my best to use those relationships to help build the Foundation’s cause. I am a very positive person, and you need a positive person to believe in the cause you’re working for.”

VanMeter has earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a minor in Public Relations from Frostburg State University in Maryland.

As Director of the College Foundation, VanMeter aims to build stronger relationships within our region and looks to continue the growth of business partnerships locally and in the surrounding areas that Penn Highlands Community College serves.

Carole VanMeter, Director of the Penn Highlands Community College Foundation, standing outside the College’s Richland Campus (September 2023).