Kenisha Rhone joined the University of Maryland as assistant director for communications in August 2023. In this role, she oversees strategic communications efforts for the entire College Park Scholars program.
She spent sixteen years at Belmont University in Nashville, primarily serving athletics but also leading campus-wide diversity trainings and implementing social media training and policy across campus. She has extensive experience managing teams of volunteers, work-study students, interns, and graduate assistants in the athletic department and served on numerous committees.
The St. Louis native most recently worked as a DEI communications consultant with a boutique agency and served as director of marketing and communications for Dismas House, a nonprofit that provides holistic reentry programming to formerly incarcerated men.
Kenisha is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, ColorComm, College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), Black College Sports Information Directors of America (BCSIDA), Women of Color Collaborative, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She sits on the boards of several national organizations including Jazz Empowers.