Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Kim Hill to step down

Hill is expected to be replaced by USF Foundation Communication Director Dan Caterinicchia following her departure, according to the email. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/ACADEMY OF THE HOLY NAMES

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Kim Hill will be stepping down from her position in the president’s cabinet effective April 21, according to a Monday universitywide email from President Rhea Law.

“For the past several years, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Kim Hill has brought a strategic focus to our communications and marketing efforts, helping to enhance the university’s reputation while creating more intentional internal communications,” Law wrote.

“Kim recently informed me that she has been offered a unique opportunity within the private sector that offers her tremendous growth potential.”

Expected to replace Hill following her departure is communication director for the USF Foundation Dan Caterinicchia, according to the email.

In Hill’s 4 years of leadership, Law wrote that USF was able to achieve a variety of accomplishments, including raising the university’s U.S. News & World Report ranking peer assessment score and strengthening internal communication. She added that Hill also launched the bi-weekly Inside USF newsletter and podcast and assisted in implementing regular presidential town hall meetings.

While it has not yet been released to the public, Hill’s contributions to the office of University Communications and Marketing were essential in redesigning the campus internet platform MyUSF, according to Law. Under the new portal, she wrote that employees will have expanded access to assets, tools and templates.

Hill also assisted in leading the university through various structural changes — such as the pandemic, the MyUSF consolidation process and multiple presidential transitions — during the course of her tenure at USF, according to the email.