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Timothy J. McDonough

Timothy J. McDonough



As vice president of communications, Timothy J. McDonough manages a comprehensive outreach program to enhance public understanding of a wide range of higher education issues and the specific activities of ACE. 

McDonough has worked in higher education for more than 25 years and has extensive experience both with campus concerns and the higher education policy debates in Washington.

Before joining ACE in 1998, he served for four years as vice president for public affairs at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Prior to joining NAICU, he held a number of positions at the University of Maryland, College Park, including director of development communications and associate editor of public affairs in the Office of Institutional Advancement and alumni director for the College of Business and Management. Previously, he was public relations director of Washington Journalism Review (now American Journalism Review), the monthly media magazine published by the University of Maryland's College of Journalism.

McDonough has served on the board of directors of the Education Writers Association, the national professional organization of education reporters, as well as the Bacchus & Gamma Peer Education Network.

McDonough holds a BA in government from Georgetown University and an MA in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.