University Relations and Advancement


Marge Grey
Marge Grey
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Communications
The California State University

Margery Grey is the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Communications, in the Office of the Chancellor at the California State University. Grey oversees strategic communications for the 23-campus system and is responsible for marketing, branding, web and digital properties, videography, publications, and internal communications.

In her tenure at the CSU, Grey has spearheaded several initiatives including the CSU’s first integrated marketing and branding strategy and graphic identity system, the CSU’s first intranet, CSYou, the CSU’s systemwide economic impact study, the CSU’s first mobile executive orientation app, the award-winning “Road to College” campaign and “How to Get to College” program. Grey has raised more than $3.5 million in grants for innovative communications programs and has won international gold and silver awards.

Prior to her position at the CSU, Grey was Director of Communications and Publications for PacifiCare Health Systems (now United Health Care) where she managed the development and implementation of communications and marketing for the country’s fifth largest HMO. During her tenure, she was elected into PacifiCare’s President’s Circle, an honor bestowed on the top 3 percent of employees who best demonstrate the company’s vision and values. Prior to PacifiCare, Grey was the first Communications and Public Relations Director for the Irvine (California) Chamber of Commerce.

Grey’s previous experience includes top editorial positions at several newspapers and magazines including the managing editor post at Accessories Magazine, a national retail trade publication covering the women’s fashion industry, and the Assistant Editor of Connecticut Magazine, a regional consumer publication. Grey has freelanced for several publications including The New York Times and has won industry awards for her work.

Grey has a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University.

Last Updated: April 15, 2014