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University Communications

What We Do

The Office of University Communications promotes the mission and identity of Elon University through a variety of print and online publications for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the university and the general public.

University Communications staff members serve the community as the first source of information about the university. Communications include The Magazine of Elon, E-Net!, social media pages, admissions materials, and all official news releases distributed by the Elon University News Bureau. We also assist university employees with the design of Elon websites and with production of videos to reach external audiences. To request assistance with a project, please fill out the Project Initiation form.

The Office of University Communications is located in Truitt Building on South Campus at the corner of East Trollinger Avenue and Antioch Avenues.


NBC News report on domestic extremists cites Squire

Megan Squire, professor of computer science, was among those featured in the piece who are tracking domestic terrorism online. 

Fuller provides insights for article on students turning to chaplains for help

The article by the international news outlet VICE focused on the expanding roles of college and university chaplains includes comments from Jan Fuller, university chaplain and president of the National Association of College and University Chaplains. 

Inside Higher Ed features insights from Felten in 'open' curriculum piece

The article by Scott Jaschik, editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed, stems from a recent gathering at Brown University attended by Felten and other experts in the field. 

Parks offers insight into using data to drive student success in eCampus News piece

The article written by Registrar Rodney Parks for the higher ed industry publication focuses on how to use "big data" to enhance student success. 

Elon University moves to doctoral category in new Carnegie Classification

Elon joins a group of Doctoral/Professional Universities from across the country in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


Voice of America segment on white nationalists features insights from Megan Squire

Squire, professor of computer science, has collected data about American right-wing groups and white nationalists who use the Russian VK social media platform. 

Elon Poll: N.C. residents most concerned about public shootings, terrorism and pedestrian safety 

The latest survey by the Elon University Poll conducted March 30-April 1, 2019, asked residents to weigh on a range of potential risks, asking them to say how unsafe each made them feel.

Elon announces $250 million Elon LEADS Campaign

The seven-year fundraising campaign is the largest in the university’s history, with a central focus on expanding financial support for students.

Paula Patch blogs about university labor issues for Inside Higher Ed
The posts by the senior lecturer in English explore university labor issues and include advice for how to talk to non-tenure-track faculty and creative ways to think about faculty hiring.


Ann Bullock featured in WFDD report on N.C. teacher shortages

Bullock, dean of the School of Education, talked with WFDD reporter Keri Brown for a segment on how the state is looking at ways to address the shortage. 

The Conversation: Why the next terror manifesto could be even harder to track

In this piece written for The Conversation, Megan Squire, professor of computer science, offers insight into why it may become harder to fight hate online in the future. The article was published by the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets around the country. 

Fuller cited in article about access to  meetings of public bodies

The article in the Asheville Citizen-Times that focused on an emergency meeting by UNC-Asheville included comments from Brooks Fuller, director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition and instructor in communications. 

U.S. News & World Report article features insights from Greg Zaiser

Zaiser, vice president for enrollment, offered insight into the process of taking a gap year before attending college and why students may seek to delay enrollment. 

Elon Law spokesman honored by college news association

Eric Townsend, director of communications for Elon University School of Law, received the College News Association of the Carolinas' 2019 H. Lewis Gaston Award for outstanding service to CNAC and accomplishments in public relations in higher education.

For members of the media:

Journalists are invited to sign up here for weekly "On Deadline" emails that offer story ideas and contact information for faculty experts who can speak about current events and breaking news.

To arrange for coverage of Elon news, or to visit campus for interviews or photography / videography, please contact:

News Bureau Director Eric Townsend
(336) 278-7413
Vice President for University Communications
Dan Anderson
(336) 278-7410/(336) 260-6870
Elon University School of Law Director of Communications
Philip Craft
(336) 278-9333

Contact Us:

> University Communications Organizational Chart

Dan Anderson
Vice President for University Communications
(336) 278-7410

Rebecca Bass
Web Designer
(336) 278-7418

Holley Berry
Administrative Assistant - University Communications
(336) 278-7415

Adam Constantine
Social Media Manager
(336) 278-7403

Philip Craft
Director of Communications - Elon University School of Law
(336) 278-9333

Katie DeGraff
Director of Editorial Projects
(336) 278-7419

Garry Graham
Associate Director of Design
(336) 278-7417

Bryan Huffman
Graphic Designer
(336) 278-7420

Craig Marimpietri
Video producer
(336) 278-7402

Aaron Moger
Assistant director for video production
(336) 278-7414

Roselee Papandrea
Assistant Director - University Communications for Academic Communications
(336) 278-7407

Keren Rivas
Assistant Director - University Communications for Alumni Communications
(336) 278-7401

Christopher Spires
Assistant Director - University Communications for Online Communications
(336) 278-7411

Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
(336) 278-7413

Kimberly Walker
Photographer/Digital Imaging Manager
(336) 278-7412