Chris Pendleton has served as the university’s director of communications and marketing since 2013.
Prior to his current position, Pendleton worked in the Office of Communications & Marketing as the university’s sports information director. Before that, he worked in presidential speechwriting at The White House.
Pendleton graduated from Southern Virginia University in 2008 as valedictorian. He was also a Barrus Scholar and Marriott Scholar. During his senior year at Southern Virginia, Pendleton led the men’s basketball team in scoring and was named an ESPN First Team Academic All-American.
Pendleton served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany and is currently pursuing a master’s in communications from Johns Hopkins University, with an emphasis in digital communications.
Southern Virginia University, 2008
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