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About Us

 

The employees in Marketing and University Relations are the brand specialists for Southern. Department personnel have expertise in a variety of marketing and public relations areas. Whether through graphic design, writing, web, social media or other communications initiatives, the team's job is to make the entire university look polished and united.

The office's work includes advertising, crisis communication, media relations, publications, strategic marketing plans, web communication, special event promotion plans, and recruitment and fundraising initiatives, among other services.

Using the services of Marketing and University Relations guarantees that experienced professionals assist you with meeting the goals set for your projects while also ensuring that your projects express the university brand. The creative services of Marketing and University Relations are free to campus departments and schools with outward-facing audiences.


Editorial Manager: Janell Hullquist

The editorial manager is responsible for creating and monitoring the written communications of the university and serves as a key member of the team responsible for shaping the marketing and communications strategy. This position is also the primary contact for all media inquiries.

Director: Isaac James

The director helps to facilitate the comprehensive and integrated marketing communications plan to increase understanding, support, and communication of the university mission and goals to all audiences, both internally and externally.

Digital Engagement Manager: Shana Michalek

The digital engagement manager develops content that reaches university constituents by leading, developing, and implementing a social and digital advertising strategy. This position focuses on analytics, testing, and optimization as well as social media campaigns and online relationship development.

Graphic Design Manager: Ryan Pierce

The graphic design manager supervises and implements
visual communication, aesthetic expression, and photography to meet the artistic needs of the university brand and is a key member of the creative team that oversees all marketing and communication activities for the university.

Website Development Manager: Ben Schnell

The website development manager works closely with the director to create and implement the strategy and goals for the university website. This position requires a high level of design and development proficiency for both client and server web software.

Vice President: Ingrid Skantz

The vice president for Marketing and University Relations is responsible for internal monitoring and external communication of the Southern brand, leading comprehensive efforts to increase understanding, support, and conveyance of the university mission and goals with all university publics.

Project and Planning Manager: Tina Smith

As the central coordinator and campus client liaison, the project and planning manager assigns creative tasks, schedules and monitors deadlines, and ensures deliverables while serving as a key member of the creative team responsible for shaping the marketing and communications strategy for the university.