Eric McHaney

Eric McHaney serves as chief marketing officer for Columbia Southern University. In this role, he oversees a division that includes marketing, corporate outreach and community & alumni relations. As an executive with more than 18 years of marketing experience in higher education, Eric brings expansive knowledge and expertise to the role.

Eric’s career began with University of Phoenix Online from 1999-2006 where he was responsible for all direct marketing efforts as the school grew to unprecedented heights. Eric was then hired as the associate vice president of marketing for Grand Canyon University, 2007-2014. At Grand Canyon, he led a team of 30 marketing employees dedicated to growing the university’s student base, increasing the organization’s brand equity and national footprint. As a marketing professional, Eric’s keys to success are integrity, initiative and innovation.

Prior to chief marketing officer, Eric served as the vice president of marketing and outreach.