Debbi Jarvis has joined Howard University as Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations. In this role, states the D.C.-based university, Jarvis will have oversight of corporate relations and is charged with developing and implementing a global strategy for corporate development and the funding of those programs. Further, she will oversee the management of WHUT and WHUR, ensuring their business operations are in alignment with Howard’s mission.

Previously, Jarvis served 14 years at various media relations, corporate communications and social responsibility positions for Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), now Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company. Most recently, states a release, “Jarvis served as VP of Corporate Relations and was an essential part of the team managing the company merger. She had oversight of the integration of Exelon’s CSR processes and transition to a new CSR database. Additionally, she implemented the Exelon Energizing Student Potential STEM partnership with DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s County Public Schools, impacting more than 35,000 elementary school students. Jarvis was also instrumental in creating the Pepco Hispanic Engineering Scholarship and internship program.

“Prior to becoming VP, she managed PHI’s media relations department and served as the company’s media spokesperson and provided counsel to the CEO and executive leadership team. Before joining Pepco, Jarvis worked at NBC4 – Washington, where she was a reporter and anchor for nearly a decade. At NBC4 is where she fell in love with the DC community and worked to provide a “voice to the voiceless” through her reporting. During her tenure, she anchored the #1 rated weekend morning news show.”

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