Cathy Wooten

Director of Communications

As director of communications, Cathy Wooten is responsible for Oxford’s external and internal communications, promoting its mission and unique qualities to local, regional and national media, as well as to Oxford and Emory Atlanta audiences.

Prior to joining Oxford College, Wooten was director of communications at Novare Group, a real estate development company based in Midtown Atlanta, and for its subsidiary TWELVE Hotels & Residences.  Before joining Novare, Wooten was manager of corporate and investor communications for Gables Residential, a multifamily real estate investment trust. 

She earned a BA degree in English from Carson-Newman College and began her professional life as a high-school English teacher, working for the U.S. Army in Germany. After returning to the US and earning an MS in Library Science from the University of Tennessee, she served as a reference librarian at the Memphis Public Library and the University of Kentucky, later joining the news research department at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has also done extensive freelance writing and editing, and her articles and book reviews have appeared in local and regional publications.