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University Communications


University News & Digital Communications

The University News & Digital Communications team develops and implements strategic communications plans and programs emphasizing FSU's position as one of the premier higher education institutions in the state, nation and world. As the university's designated interface with newspapers, television and radio stations, broadcast networks, magazines, education industry publications and online news outlets, the department’s highly experienced staff assists media representatives on a daily basis, providing news and information about FSU, its programs, students, faculty and employees. The University News & Digital Communications staff is also responsible for the development and updating of the news sections of the university's website, which is intended to keep external and internal audiences informed about important university achievements, events, programs and recognitions.

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University News & Digital Communications

Dennis Schnittker, Assistant Vice President, University Communications

Jill Elish, Associate Director

Amy Farnum-Patronis, Assistant Director

Anna Prentiss, News Writer/Media Relations

Kelsey Klopfenstein, News Writer/Media Relations

Mark Blackwell Thomas, News & Public Affairs Specialist

Mark Vaughn, Assistant Director

Jac Kaufman, Videographer/Editor

Emani Sewell, Multimedia Specialist

Bayard Stern, Social Media Coordinator