800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
University Communications develops and implements an advertising/marketing strategy that enhances and is consistent with the University brand, manages internal and external communications, provides public relations and marketing support to selected special events, promotes the University, its faculty, staff and students through positive media relations, serves as the official University spokesperson to the media and handles all crisis communication.
Media releases are submitted to appropriate local, regional, state, national media outlets to promote upcoming events, projects, achievements, programs, etc. All media releases are added to our news database for display on our website as well. Please contact Tammy Whaley at ext. 5210 with information.
Please note that this office cannot guarantee that a story will be highlighted by local media on broadcast news or in the newspaper. This office sends media releases regularly to the media, and then they decide what, if anything, will be featured.
Approval ProcessCampus-Wide Email Procedures
Digital Signage Policy
Email Newsroom Submission
Logo Usage Guidelines
Publication Review Process
Web Editorial Style Guide
Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Communications & Media Contact
Carolyn Farr Shanesy
Director of University Communications
Director of Web Services
Kathy Nelson Web Content Coordinator &
Social Media Manager
Jav Rivera VideographerPhone: 864-503-5153
Phone: 864-503- 5286
800 University Way
Administration Bldg, Suite 229
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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