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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.


New survey report by think tank highlights Elon's visual transcript

The report by the Washington, D.C.-based New America think tank featured an overview of Elon's innovative approach to more fully describing the broad experiences of its graduates. 

Commencement news releases available to download

Elon University has made available online customized announcements for graduating seniors and their parents to submit to hometown newspapers.

Technology helps bring commencement to parents of international student

A member of the Class of 2018 will be able to share this special day with her parents, neither of whom have been out of their home country before. 


Inside Higher Ed features Elon's campuswide Wi-Fi efforts

The April 17 article offered an overview of the challenges universities face in providing comprehensive internet connectivity and how Elon is overcoming those challenges. 

Elon Poll on Amazon HQ2: What residents in 19 U.S. finalist cities think about the $5B project

This survey by the Elon University Poll, conducted in partnership with The Business Journals, tracks support for the expansive project and how locals believe it might impact their lives.

In My Words:  ‘Roseanne’ reboot offers mixed portrait of blue-collar America

This column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, was distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate and was published by The Raleigh News & Observer and The Durham Herald-Sun.  

Chronicle of Higher Education highlight's Elon's use of innovative technologies

The April 8 article included insight into how Elon is using a new adaptive planning-and-advising software from tech company Stellic. 

Lyons interviewed for Louisville Courier-Journal report on Heisman Trophy winner

The April 4 article in the Kentucky newspaper about Lamar Jackson, the Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Louisville, includes insights from Lyons, associate professor of management.

Article on gun-control debate features Husser

Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science and director of the Elon University Poll, was interviewed by the Greensboro News & Record about how gun control issues are playing out in this year's Congressional elections.

Perry writes in Our State magazine about the 'Heirloom Earth'

Drew Perry, associate professor of English, writes in his monthly column for Our State magazine about how "letting kids discover what's just over the horizon requires trust and faith, and yields the stewards of tomorrow."

NPR stations feature insights from Depro on economics of the gun industry

A report on Winst0n-Salem NPR station WFDD featuring comments from Brooks Depro, assistant professor of economics, was shared with other NPR stations around the state. 

Stansberry offers insights for article on Facebook data controversy

The recent article in the Triad Business Journal featured comments from Kathleen Stansberry, assistant professor of communications. 

Elon family makes historic $1 million gift to music production and recording arts

The largest equipment gift in program history will take Elon’s nationally recognized program to the next level. 


In My Words: One problem with Facebook is us

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Enrique Armijo, associate dean for academic affairs and an associate professor at Elon Law, examines the recent revelations about Facebook data that was leveraged by the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.  

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