External Affairs

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The External Affairs team will assist you in strategizing and meeting your communications needs and marketing goals while integrating university brand standards and objectives. Our department houses these areas:

  • Community Relations
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Public & Media Relations
  • Website & E-Communications
  • Social Media
  • Internal & External Special Events  
  • Encompass Magazine  

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To initiate our services, please complete this online form so that our team can best serve you.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS WORK REQUEST


Our Team

Tina Biasella
Tina Biasella

Director of External Affairs & Community Relations
154E Conference Center
330-244-3292
tbiasell@kent.edu


Peggy Laughlin
Peggy Laughlin

Sr. Secretary
152 Conference Center
330-244-3224
mlaughli@kent.edu

  • Campus monitors
  • Department financials
  • Special event assistance

Mike Rich
Mike Rich

Marketing Coordinator
154D Conference Center
330-244-3271
mrich@kent.edu

  • External campus advertising
  • Print and digital graphic design
  • Social media
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Campus magazine, Encompass


Brielle Black

Marketing Assistant
154A Conference Center
330-244-5018
bblack13@kent.edu

  • Internal campus advertising
  • Print and digital graphic design
  • Photography


Laura M. Massie
Public Relations & Media Communications Coordinator
154B Conference Center
330-244-3262
lmassie2@kent.edu

  • Promotional writing and editing
  • News releases
  • Media relations
  • Campus magazine, Encompass

Julie Spotts
Julie Spotts

Web, E-Communications & Recruitment Specialist
154F Conference Center
330-244-3269
jspotts@kent.edu

  • Stark website
  • Print and digital graphic design
  • Electronic communication: Constant Contact
  • Online forms: Qualtrics
  • PowerPoint templates and campus presentations
  • Kent State events calendar  


Kelly Simonis

Special Events Coordinator
154C Conference Center
330-244-3223
ksimonis@kent.edu

  • Special Events website
  • Internal campus events (Featured Speakers Series, Boo U, Earth Day Celebration, etc.)
  • External campus event coordination
  • Print and digital graphic design
  • Social media