Office of Marketing and Public Affairs
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The Mission of the Office of Marketing and Public Affairs
The USJ Marketing and Public Affairs leads the University community in its marketing and public affairs activities. Our goal is to produce high-quality internal and external communications that are consistent with the USJ mission, institutional identity, positioning and strategic priorities. Working with the University community and external leaders, we:
- Maximize opportunities to enhance USJ visibility
- Ensure all information is consistent with USJ design and editorial standards
- Provide a central resource to promote all USJ divisions, Schools, departments and programs
- Integrate efforts between the OMP and USJ communicators to optimize creativity in design and message, as well as to improve information flow, ensuring compliance
- Manage the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities
- Ensure USJ is efficiently leveraging its marketing and advertising investments at all levels and in all areas
Diana Sousa, MBA
Associate Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs
Diana is responsible for overseeing the Office of Marketing and Public Affairs.
Senior Graphic Designer
As Senior Graphic Designer, Joel is responsible for participating in the creative strategy, implementation, design, and production of materials that reflect and advance the mission and image of the University of Saint Joseph, as well as uphold its design standards.
Sam Dostaler, M.A.
Sam coordinates the University's website presence on the Internet. Working with various constituencies of the University community to populate the site with clear, concise, accurate text and to ensure that all submitted documents meet USJ publications standards. Sam also provides training for the content management system used by departments to maintain information on the external Web site.
Previously, Sam worked as a Communications Coordinator/Videographer for the department responsible for creating videos for the University's YouTube channel, website and social media channels.
As the Communications Coordinator/Videographer for the department, Chris is responsible for creating videos for the University's YouTube channel, website and social media channels. Chris also works as one of the primary photographer's for the campus.
Caitlin Fitzgerald, M.A.
Caitlin oversees and manages the University of Saint Joseph's digital marketing initiatives with an emphasis on the strategic advancement of core marketing and communications objectives in support of the University strategic plan.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Marone, '15
As Assistant Director, Betsy writes new faculty bios for the website, various news stories, recruitment brochures, and publications. She is also a contributing writer to the University’s Outlook Magazine.
As a Graphic Designer, Melinda collaborates with the Senior Graphic Designer to create visual communications for the University of Saint Joseph (USJ). From designing web pages, logos, signs, magazine covers, flyers, and other communication materials, Melinda upholds USJ’s design standards with her creative strategies.