Marathana Prothro joined the staff of Hesston College in mid-December as director of marketing and communications.


Marathana Prothro joined the staff of Hesston College in mid-December as director of marketing and communications.

Prothro works closely with the advancement, admissions and alumni teams, as well as departments across campus as she leads the college’s marketing and communication efforts and directs the communications office staff.

“Her personality and creative ideas attract others to her cause and will contribute to her success here,” said Yvonne Sieber, vice president of advancement and Prothro’s supervisor.

Prothro served as identity director for Mennonite Church USA Executive Leadership at the denomination’s Newton office from 2005 to 2009. In that role, she facilitated and oversaw development of communication and brand strategies for the national denomination and its churchwide conventions, directed team creative process and oversaw the organization’s first social media plan.

From 2003 to 2005, Prothro was news editor for The Newton Kansan.

A graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield, Prothro will complete a master’s degree in communication in May at Wichita State University.