Chief Communications Officer
Elena Tislerics was named Chief Communications Officer at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in October 2013, after having joined the college in 2008 as Director of Graphic Design. In her current role, Tislerics has overseen the establishment of the college’s Communications department, including internal and external communications. She currently also serves the college as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and Emergency Management Team.
Prior to joining KCAD, Tislerics spent more than 10 years in various creative roles, including graphic design, art direction and project management, creating award-winning work for nationally-recognized West Michigan agencies serving corporate America. She also maintained a freelance design business and boutique greeting card company. Throughout her career Tislerics has been recognized for her creative work, including most recently with the KCAD Communications team, with an Award of Excellence from the University and College Designer’s Association (UCDA) for the college’s 2017 Commencement Materials and four international Educational Advertising Awards.
Tislerics holds a B.F.A. with a concentration in Graphic Design from Eastern Michigan University.