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Communications and Media Relations

The communications team in the Office of the Dean is responsible for a wide range of publicity and messaging tasks, performed on behalf of the Maxwell School as a whole; on behalf of its donor- and alumni-relations staffs; and on behalf of individual departments and units of the School.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Press releases and other external announcements of Maxwell news
  • Planning, writing, editing, and design of major Maxwell School print periodicals, such as Maxwell Perspective, Dean's Report, and Graduate Prospectus
  • Design and content for centralized sections of the Maxwell website; and consultation with department and units on their website pages
  • Consultation about and design of brochures, fliers, and other print publications.
  • Development and placement of faculty "op-ed" essays in the media
  • Referral of media inquiries to experts within the Maxwell community
  • Maintenance of the Maxwell School photo archive
  • Application of the Maxwell logo program

Members of the communications team are:

Scott Barrett
Associate Dean for External Affairs
315-443-938
sabarr02@maxwell.syr.edu

Jessica Smith
Director, Communications and Media Relations
315-443-5492
jsmith13@maxwell.syr.edu

Dana Cooke
Publications Manager
315-443-4667
dlcooke@maxwell.syr.edu

Kimberly Bliss
Content Manager
315-443-3691 
kjbliss@maxwell.syr.edu

Jennifer Congel
Administrative Assistant
315-443-4286
jacongel@maxwell.syr.edu