Update (12:10 pm, December 21):
After meeting with a reporter, Nelson provided The Poly with the following statement:
I am very happy to have accepted a position that will advance my career. This change is a great move for me, both personally and professionally. I am thankful to my friends, colleagues, and students who have said kind words and supported me.
Update (7:40 pm, December 17):
Following the article’s publication, Nelson responded to our request for comment with an invitation to meet in person. A reporter from The Poly intends to meet with her tomorrow.
Original Article (3:16 pm, December 17):
Rensselaer Union Communication Specialist Holly Nelson has accepted a new position and will be leaving RPI effective Tuesday, January 12. Nelson started working for the Union in September 2013.
An email from Nelson obtained by The Poly is vague on details and only says that she will remain around the Capital District.
At the time of publication, an request for comment from Nelson had not been answered. This article will be updated when Nelson responds to the request.