Ragan’s Social Media Conference
Tracy Henion

Tracy Henion

Marketing Director - Michigan State University Honors College

With more than 20 years of professional communications experience, Tracy Henion is an award-winning journalist, marketing director, university teacher and author who is passionate about staying on top of digital media trends.

Tracy started her journalism career covering the police beat and general news at the Lansing State Journal. She then transitioned into marketing and public relations, gaining experience in the nonprofit, government and higher education sectors.

In her current role as marketing director for the Michigan State University Honors College, Tracy leads all communications efforts, marrying her love for storytelling and branding at a Big Ten university.

Tracy has taught journalism and public relations courses for 15 years, including stints at her alma mater, Central Michigan University, and now at MSU. In 2015, she co-authored a book on the state of high school journalism with the Education Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in English composition and communication, both from CMU. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Teaching from CMU’s College of Education and Human Services.