Faculty and Staff Biography
Marcus Long currently serves as vice president for administration at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. In that role, he is responsible for the departments of Human Resources, Institutional Effectiveness, Marketing and Communications, and College Services, which includes campus facilities, security services, environmental health and safety, parking and transportation, bookstore services and campus dining. Long joined the College in June 2007 as vice president of marketing and communications and served in that capacity until Oct. 1, 2013, when he was named to his current position. During 2012-13, Long held the additional role of chief of staff in the Office of the President and advised President Pieper on a variety of internal and external projects and issues while managing the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.
Before joining the College, Long was a member of the senior public affairs leadership team at the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1994-2007. As director of university affairs, he managed the university's marketing, web communications and visitor relations offices, as well as budget and human resources functions for the University Affairs division. Before joining the staff at Missouri, he worked in broadcasting, law enforcement, and politics.
Long received bachelor's degrees in political science and history, as well as a master's degree in education, from the University of Missouri. He is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. At the College, he maintains a research program in health policy and teaches a course in state government every fall. Long currently serves on the board of directors of Signature Healthcare Foundation; the board of directors of Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis' transit advocacy organization; the public affairs council of the St. Louis Regional Chamber; and the public relations council of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.