Director, Marketing & University Relations
Karen Grebing has been with the University since 2006 and has been responsible for directing the creation, execution and evaluation of development and marketing initiatives for University Advancement with the objective of achieving the Southeast Missouri University Foundation's fund-raising goals and strengthening alumni relations. In that role, she supervised the development, production and distribution of print, online and video marketing and communication projects. Grebing has managed the design and content of both the Foundation and Alumni Web sites and the online community iAMsoutheast.
Grebing came to the University after a 26-year career in banking, most recently serving as regional marketing coordinator with Regions Bank in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. She holds a bachelor of arts in business administration degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.
In her role as director of Marketing and University Relations, Grebing is charged with developing and implementing the University's marketing and branding strategies, marketing communications and public relations activities, both internal and external. She directs the marketing, communications and public relations staff and articulates the University's image and brand in delivery of the University's message to its constituents. Grebing is also responsible for developing, executing and overseeing programs necessary to communicate the University's mission and performance to the public, managing the constituent information database and directing the creation of fund-raising, campaign and stewardship materials for the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.