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University Communications and Marketing

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

University Communications and Marketing


University Communications and Marketing leads the institution-level integrated marketing and communications efforts. We collaborate with leaders across campus to ensure consistent messaging, strategic marketing efforts and strong brand development for the University.

We do this by focusing our efforts on university activities that best reflect the creation of new knowledge, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship — all to provide an environment that encourages student success.

Through strategic and creative communications, we demonstrate how the university provides value to its varied constituents and helps fulfill the University’s collective goals toward student success; global relevance; interdisciplinary distinction; strong community engagement; and a vital campus environment.

We bring aspects of marketing communication together to effectively position the university in a consistent and coordinated manner.

University Communications and Marketing is in the Administrative Services Building at 185 Mill St.


Directory

UCM LEADERSHIP

Tammy Ewin
Vice President, Chief Communication and Marketing Officer
330-972-8075
tewin@uakron.edu


Marketing and Creative Services

The Creative Services team provides creative concepting, design, editing, photography, print production management and writing services. Our staff produces a wide variety of printed products, ranging from award-winning brochures and student recruitment pieces to advertising and institutional-level annual reports. Any promotional project intended to be seen by external audiences should be approved by Creative Services. The staff also is available for project consultation and logo standards assistance.

Matt Schafer
Director, Marketing & Creative Services
330-972-7679
schafem@uakron.edu

Nick Nussen
Content Writer
330-972-5206
nbn3@uakron.edu

Sarah Steidl
Director of Marketing & Communication
330-972-8142
sarah45@uakron.edu

Jennifer Sera
Graphic Designer
330-972-6482
jml145@uakron.edu


Media Relations

All news media inquiries and media releases should be approved through the Office of Media Relations. Serving as a liaison between the news media and the University community, the media relations staff is available for counsel on any matters involving the media or newsworthy events happening on our campus.

Cristine D. Boyd
Director, Media Relations
330-972-6476
cboyd@uakron.edu
330-687-9269

Alex Knisely
Media Relations Specialist
330-972-6477
aknisely@uakron.edu

Lisa Craig
Media Relations Specialist Sr
330-972-7429
lmc91@uakron.edu


Digital and Internal Communication

We tell the University's story through the web, video, social media and internal communications.

Bob Kropff
Senior Director of Integrated Communications
330-972-7048
bobk@uakron.edu

Krystal Clemente Ahmed
Web Editor & Designer
330-972-7419
kdc36@uakron.edu

Steve Allen
Senior Multimedia Producer
330-972-7581
sallen@uakron.edu

Brianne Angell (Bucks)
Social Media Specialist
330-972-6867
bea22@uakron.edu

Steve Sedlock
Digital Marketing and Communication Manager
330-972-7299
sedlock@uakron.edu

Anthony Serpette
Director of Web Services
330-972-7758
serpette@uakron.edu

Richard Newsome
Back End Web Developer
330-972-8268
rnewsome@uakron.edu

Steve Patton
Front End Web Developer
330-972-6523
spatton@uakron.edu


Team support

Pam Duncan
Administrative Assistant Senior
330-972-8075
pjd19@uakron.edu

CONTACT US

Administrative Services Building (see on map)
185 E. Mill St.
Akron, OH 44325-0604

330-972-8075