DeRondal Bevly - Columbia College Chicago

DeRondal Bevly

Assistant Professor of Instruction


DeRondal Bevly serves as an Adjunct Professor in Columbia College's Communications Department, where he teaches Social Media. Bevly is the Founder and Managing Director of RubyRose Strategies, a strategic communications boutique that specializes in creating platforms for the managing, marketing and distribution of content that allows brands to directly engage with customers, stakeholders, potential partners and new audiences.

Possessing nearly two decades of combined professional and philanthropic experience, Bevly serves as a strategic communications advisor, working with clients to develop strategic messaging and collaborative communications that drive initiatives for their engagements. A “big picture” thinker, Bevly delivers across traditional and emerging communications platforms – particularly in the areas of crisis and corporate communications, digital media, and community/grassroots outreach – to construct favorable outcomes. Tapping into broad relationships across the public and private sectors in Chicago and beyond, Bevly thrives on connecting clients to the stakeholders and organizations that help them enhance their reputations and achieve their goals.  

Deeply passionate about developing and leveraging relationships within Chicago’s non-profit and philanthropic community, Bevly focuses that passion into developing inclusive solutions and connectivity as a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (2014), an Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Leadership Lab Fellow (2019), while also currently serving on the board of directors for Cara Collective, the Navy Pier Associate Board, the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits.

A Chicagoland native, Bevly earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Instructional Areas

Social Media, Strategy, Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, Copywriting