Director of CommunicationsChris has been the district’s Director of Communications since January 2015. An award-winning journalist for 25 years, he leads the district’s media relations and community relations efforts, highlighting the achievements of students and educators while coordinating internal, external and crisis communications to keep families, employees and the community informed.Prior professional experiences include:
- News editor, Centre Daily Times, State College, PA, 2012, 2014
- Columnist, Centre Daily Times, 2013-2016
- Features/news reporter, Centre Daily Times, 1998-2014
- Sportswriter, Centre Daily Times, 1995-1998
- Adjunct journalism instructor, Penn State College of Communications, 2005-2012
- Reporter, The Observer, Charlottesville, VA, 1991-1994
- English language teacher, Osaka Board of Education, Osaka, Japan, 1989-1991
Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association board member, 2015-present; C-NET board member, 2016-present.
A.B., East Asian History, Magna Cum Laude, Brown University, 1989
Chris and his wife, Michele, have two sons, both Delta Program graduates attending Penn State. Having grown up near Boston, MA, and outside Charlottesville, VA, he remains a lifelong Boston sports fan, particularly of the Red Sox. In his spare time, he enjoys adding to his record collection, playing blues guitar, reading history and noir mysteries, writing, helping his wife garden and spending time with his family. He also has done more than 20 scuba dives with his older son. Outside of his job and family, he lives for pie.
Nabil K. Mark
Media and Communications ManagerNabil joins the District after working as a Senior Photographer and Multimedia Specialist for the Centre Daily Times. He brings unique vision and foresight for design to the communications department.Education:The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism Moody College of CommunicationState College Area High SchoolPersonal:Nabil's wife Kelly is the principal at Corl Street Elementary School and they live in State College with their four daughters.
Last Modified on October 4, 2023