Angela Paik Schaeffer

Angela Paik Schaeffer joined Trinity as vice president for communications and marketing in January 2017. In her role, she leads the college’s communications, messaging, marketing, and branding efforts, partnering with colleagues across campus and with the Trinity community broadly in promoting and advancing the institution.

Schaeffer comes to Trinity from Williams College, where she served first as director of communications and then as chief communications officer. In an announcement to the Trinity campus community about Schaeffer’s appointment, President Joanne Berger-Sweeney wrote, “She has more than 15 years of progressive responsibility in higher education and broad and deep expertise in all aspects of communications, including those for alumni relations, development, and recruitment, as well as institutional branding, media relations, and crisis communications.”

Prior to her work at Williams, Schaeffer spent a decade at the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, the last several as director of communications and marketing. She has taught journalism courses at University of Maryland University College, and she spent the first several years of her career as a newspaper reporter, first at The Philadelphia Inquirer and then at The (Raleigh) News & Observer and The Washington Post.

Schaeffer holds a B.A. from Dickinson College and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has served as a member of the Public Issues Committee of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education and the Communications Committee of the Annapolis Group.