Alexis Abate

Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry

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Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry


Alexis Abate, MA, has been director of Communications at Salus University since 2014 and an adjunct professor in Communication Studies at Rowan University since 2017. In her role at Salus, she is responsible for all University press events, community outreach, communication materials, including the University’s websites, social media accounts, and comprehensive media and marketing campaigns. She oversees communications and marketing efforts designed to promote Salus', its individual Colleges' - the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), the Osborne College of Audiology, and the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation's - reputation for academic and clinical excellence, innovation, and quality. She previously spearheaded marketing efforts for The Eye Institute and was the primary coordinator of the University's Looking Out of Kids charity fundraiser. Her background and expertise are in public relations, journalism, graphic design, and event planning.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass media writing with a concentration in mass communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia. She also holds a Master of Arts degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Active in the community, she most recently served as a member of the La Salle University Alumni Association Board of Directors and chair of its Communication department’s Alumni Advisory Board. She is a member of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and has been a volunteer for the planning committee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk, as well as the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Walk. In addition to her volunteer work, Abate who originally hails from Philadelphia is from a large Italian family. And, in her spare time, she likes to read, decorate, and cook. She also enjoys traveling with family and friends and her trips have included diverse destinations such as Quebec City, Seattle, and Europe.