Melissa Griffy Seeton
Public Relations and Media Communications Coordinator
Office of External Affairs
Responsible for writing promotional copy for the campus in a full range of marketing materials, including the Stark Campus’ bi-annual magazine Encompass, as well as its website and social media pages. My duties also include working with media professionals to disseminate Kent State Stark news.
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
Editor of The Times-Reporter in New Philadelphia and TimesReporter.com. Prior to leading The Times-Reporter, I spent 10 years working as a reporter at The Repository, winning numerous Associated Press awards for news reporting and feature writing.
LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
Stepping onto campus, you are met with an enthusiasm that is contagious. There is so much opportunity to truly impact meaningful change in our students’ lives and make a meaningful difference in our communities.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
Opportunity. The opportunity to make a difference by emphasizing the power of purpose. Telling Kent State University’s story well is my No. 1 goal.
Canton (Jackson Township), Ohio
McArthur (near Athens), Ohio
Master’s degree, Media Management, Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Public Relations, Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
Creative writing, reading (especially C.S. Lewis), amateur photography and dog training (Cane Corso owner), gardening, church activities