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Emily Wilson

Director of Marketing and Communications


Emily Wilson joins the Columbia College marketing team from Midlands Technical College, where she served as Marketing Manager. There, she worked daily to spread the word about the benefits of higher education and how important a college's relationship is to the community. Born and raised in Greenville, SC, Emily attended the College of Charleston, then, upon graduation, relocated to the Columbia area more than a decade ago. She is married to Gilbert-native Herb Wilson, and together they have a son, Bennett, a spry mutt, and two moody house cats. Emily is a member of and a volunteer for several arts-related nonprofit organizations in Columbia. She is one of the founders—and a former board member—of Girls Rock Columbia, and she serves on a communications advisory committee at the Columbia Museum of Art. Emily loves cooking, Gamecock and Panthers football, the Atlanta Braves, all four-legged animals, live music, and sunny days on the riverwalk.

What do you love about working at Columbia College?

I love telling the story about why Columbia College is an incredible place to further your education - and watching how that story unfolds every day on our beautiful campus.