New leader tapped to head University’s marketing and communications efforts

For Mollie Yoder, it was the chance to return to a Christian university that first piqued her interest in Trevecca. 

“I am passionate about Christian education,” Yoder said. “I’m excited to be a part of an institution that launches Christ-followers into the world as servant leaders. I deeply value the role Christian education has played in my life and am looking forward to helping more students experience it.” 

Yoder, a career marketing professional, was recently tapped to serve as the University’s new associate vice president of marketing and communications. In this role, Yoder is responsible for leading the University’s marketing, branding, media relations and communications efforts as well as other projects. Yoder began her role at the end of 2020.

“We are excited for Mollie to join the Trevecca family,” said Holly Whitby, vice president of enrollment and marketing. “Not only is Mollie a great mission fit for the university; but she also brings a wealth of experience in higher education, donor relations, and spurring exponential growth.”  

A two-time graduate of Liberty University, Yoder began her marketing career at her alma mater, serving as Liberty’s director of marketing from 2009 to 2016. Yoder most recently served as the director of marketing and membership at the Pocket Testament League, a Christian nonprofit. 

Yoder holds two degrees from Liberty University—a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations and a master’s in business management and leadership. In addition to her professional achievements, she is the proud mom to two beautiful kids with her husband, Leonard. 

“I am thrilled to join the Trevecca family and serve the university’s needs during this exciting season in our organization’s history.” 


About Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

This commitment extends from Trevecca’s historic main campus just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville to two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2021 Best Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. The Carnegie Foundation has classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top seven percent of schools nationwide. The University is listed among the top 10 colleges and universities in Tennessee in personal finance website WalletHub's 2021 College and University Ranking. 

The campus is certified as both an arboretum and the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA, one of just nine universities and colleges in the state to receive the recognition. A member of NCAA Division II, Trevecca boasts 15 men’s and women’s teams who compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference as well as 12 intramural teams.

Media contact: Mandy Crow,, 615-248-1695