Office of Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing builds awareness among targeted audiences of how the college makes a difference for students and the larger community through education, research, and community service. It coordinates many of the college's internal and external communications, including the upper levels of the website, official college social media accounts, media relations, and the public events calendar, among others. Its communications materials have won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Educational Digital Marketing, APEX, SUNY Council for University Advancement and other professional associations.

The Office of Communications and Marketing provides editorial and developmental oversight for the official website. Schedule a CMS trainingview our Drupal guide, and see tips for creating compelling web content.

Social media
We also maintain the college's official social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram) and offer social media guidance for those interested in this arena of communication.

Events Calendar
What's happening on campus? Check out the events for the current month or search for a specific event.

News releases
News releases provide information about the accomplishments of faculty, staff and students, events on campus and academic programs. You can also submit news items for consideration.

For more news updates, you can sign up for SUNY Oswego's weekly eEvents and/or eNews messages featuring roundups of top news items and media coverage.

Emergency information
Important information regarding emergency planning.

Experts and Speakers Guide
The guide is designed to assist members of the media in finding authoritative sources for background and commentary on current events or feature stories. Our faculty and staff offer expertise on topics from accounting to zoology and areas in between. To find a potential expert, email us at

Campus Update
Campus Update is a bi-weekly e-mail newsletter that all SUNY Oswego employees receive every two weeks during the academic year. Anyone may subscribe to Campus Update using this subscription link. Browse the archive of past issues.

The Publications Department page at the "logo" link above provides electronic versions of the logo suitable for reproduction in print. There are also electronic versions of the logo that are suitable for reproduction on the Web available to download.

Records access 
As part of the State University of New York, SUNY Oswego makes certain records available to the public in accordance with New York's Freedom of Information law. The Chief Communication Officer is currently the college's Records Access Officer under the Freedom of Information law.

Office of Communications and Marketing staff
Wayne Westervelt, Chief Communication Officer
Tim Nekritz, Associate Director; Director of News and Media Services 
Rick Buck, Director of Digital Services
Jeff Rea, Assistant Director for Media Relations
Joe Fitzsimmons, Front-end Developer
Kelli Ariel, Digital Strategist
Pranay Chapagain, Web Application Developer/Analyst
James Russell, Photographer 
Jim Kearns, Video Production Coordinator
Nick Malchoff, Graduate Studies Marketing Manager
Patrice Robinson, Extended Learning Marketing Manager
Susan Bort, Secretary

Contact information
Office of Communications and Marketing
Room 210, Culkin Hall 
Oswego, NY 13126 
Phone: 315.312.2265 
Fax: 315.312.2863