Mechell Clark McCrary, M.S.

  • Position: Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Department: Marketing and Communications
  • Division: Office of the President
  • mechell.mccrary@fvsu.edu

Mechell Clark McCrary is the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for Fort Valley State University. She joined the university in January 2021.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Mississippi State University and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Jackson State University.

Mechell Clark McCrary joined Fort Valley State University in January 2021 as the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications. A marketing communications professional with more than 20 years of experience, she has specialized in product marketing, media relations, internal communications, brand management, and content strategy throughout the course of her career.

Prior to joining FVSU, she served as a segment marketing leader at Synovus where she was responsible for developing strategic multi-channel marketing campaigns to promote audience engagement and support sales growth. She has also held leadership positions at other well-known corporations and international privately-held companies including Coca Cola, Aflac, Lennox and Norican Group. With a career spanning multiple industries such as financial services, healthcare and manufacturing, she has earned varied experience in both traditional and emerging marketing communication trends.

Her work has been recognized with a variety of marketing and communication industry awards from organizations such as Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals (AMCP) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  Examples include four Platinum MarCom Awards for best integrated marketing campaigns; and six Gold MarCom awards for Best Media Relations campaigns.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Mississippi State University and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Jackson State University.