Ohio University

About UCM

University Communications and Marketing, commonly known as UCM, supports the mission of Ohio University by facilitating communication and marketing best practices, strategy, and deliverables for various offices across the institution. Our efforts centrally serve the Ohio University community, reaching students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, donors, and the general public. 

UCM supports the University’s mission and vision by showcasing the institution’s excellence, directing brand development, increasing brand awareness, influencing recruitment and retention, and developing positive relationships with stakeholders through communications that inform, engage, and inspire.
 

Does UCM charge for work?

Because UCM is now a centralized team, we are no longer charging for most communication and marketing work.

Projects and tasks are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we may occasionally need to charge for work depending on associated external costs, our capacity, and a project’s relevance to University goals.

How do I start communications/marketing work with UCM?

Fill out our request form. We will evaluate the request and get back to you as soon as we can. 

What should I do if my request involves several different service areas?

Fill out our request form and select "combination" as your request type. Please give us as much detail as possible. We will schedule a kick-off meeting to get all the details we need. 

Who can I contact for general request and service questions?

Gabrielle Johnston 
Marketing Services Manager
johnstog@ohio.edu
740.597.1859

How do I style the text on my marketing, promotional, and creative projects?

Our editorial style guide is designed to help you prepare copy for marketing, promotional, and creative projects for Ohio University, its colleges, academic schools and departments, administrative units, and other affiliated entities. The guide also includes boilerplate language for Ohio University. 

Topics include periods, commas, hyphens, quotation marks, capitalization, names, titles, abbreviations, numbers, and word usage. 

Editorial Style Guide

As a member of the media, how can I get more information about Ohio University or identify a faculty expert who may have insight for a project I am working on?

Thanks for your interest in Ohio University. Please visit our “For the Media” page. You’ll find recent press releases, a searchable expert directory, and contact information if you would like to get in touch with one of our media specialists.

Does UCM provide student employment opportunities?

UCM hires students through Federal Work-Study, PACE (Program to Aid Career Exploration), and student hourly positions. Positions are posted and filled as needed.

Staff

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Robin Oliver
Robin Oliver, MBA
Vice President, University Communications and Marketing
Lindley Hall S102
Gabrielle Blackwood Johnston
Gabrielle Blackwood Johnston
Marketing Services Manager
Lindley Hall S102
Justin Kendrick
Justin Kendrick
Administrative Specialist
Lindely Hall N178

Communication Services

Carly Leatherwood
Carly Leatherwood
Executive Director, Communication Services
Lindley Hall S104
Jalyn Bolyard
Jalyn Bolyard
Media Relations Coordinator
Lindley Hall S118
Samantha Pelham
Samantha Pelham
Media Relations Specialist
Lindley Hall S118
Jim Sabin
Jim Sabin
Media Relations Manager
Lindley Hall S112
Hailee Tavoian
Hailee Tavoian
Director, Student Affairs Communications
Bromley Hall
Angela Woodward
Angela Woodward
Editor, Publications
Lindley Hall

Creative and Brand

Aaron Harden
Aaron Harden
Associate Director, Design
Lindley Hall S128
Christofer Smith
Christofer Smith
Associate Director, Photo/Video
Lindley Hall S136
Clinton Amand
Clinton Amand
Videographer/Animator
Lindley Hall
Sheldon Andrus
Sheldon Andrus
Art Director, Admissions
Lindley Hall
Collin Black behind a video camera
Collin Black
Video Producer
Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown
Graphic Designer II
Lindley Hall
Rich Joseph-Facun
Rich Joseph-Facun
Photographer
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Kyle Lindner
Graphic Designer I
Lindley Hall
Portrait of Nicole Lovins
Nicole Lovins
Graphic Designer II
Lindley Hall
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Sarah McDowell
Art Director, Advancement
Lindley Hall
Brooke Preston
Brooke Preston
Copywriter/Editor
Ben Siegel
Ben Siegel
Photography Supervisor
Lindley Hall S122A
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Stacey Stewart
Art Director
Lindley Hall S130

Digital Content

Donna Gallo
Donna Gallo
Director, Digital Content
Lindley Hall S110
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Emily Baxstrom
Web and Digital Content Specialist
Lindley Hall
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Halie Best
Interim Associate Director of Web Content and Strategy
Eli Burris
Eli Burris
Social Media Specialist
Lindley Hall S110
Kate Erlewine
Kate Erlewine
Email Marketing Manager
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Stephanie Fiorelli
Social Media Specialist
Jody Grenert
Jody Grenert
Web Support Specialist
Lindley Hall
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Haley Hopper
Web Designer/Developer
Lindley Hall
Brandon Logan
Brandon Logan
Front End Web Developer
Lindley Hall S144
Neal Mohr
Neal Mohr
Email Marketing Specialist
Kailee Slusser
Kailee Slusser
Web and Digital Content Specialist

Enterprise Marketing

Joshua Casto
Joshua Casto
Senior Director, Enterprise Marketing
Lindley Hall
Laura Alloway
Laura Alloway
Director of Communications and External Relations, Regional Higher Education
The Ridges
Kim Barlag
Kim Barlag
Communications Specialist, Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall
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Lori Bauer
Communications Specialist, College of Arts and Sciences
Wilson Hall
Megan Bulow
Megan Bulow
Communication Specialist, College of Business
Copeland Hall
Jennifer Cochran
Jennifer Cochran
Communications Specialist, University College
Chubb Hall
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Daniel King
Communications Specialist, College of Fine Arts
Jennings House
Sarah Logue
Sarah Logue
Communications Specialist, Scripps College
Schoonover Center
Dan Pittman
Dan Pittman
Communications Specialist, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Grover Center

Market Research and Media Planning

Portrait of Regina Schwartz
Regina Schwartz
Senior Director, Market Research and Media Planning
Lindley Hall
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Beth Backes
Associate Director, Market Research
Zoe Graham
Zoe Graham
SEO/Marketing Analytics Specialist
Lindley Hall
Steffie Humphrey
Steffie Humphrey
Media and Direct Marketing Strategist