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.
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.