External Affairs | Kent State Stark | Kent State University

External Affairs

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  

Request Our Services

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, Business & Community Relations
154E Conference Center
330-244-3292
tbiasell@kent.edu


Andrea Deitrick
Andrea Deitrick

Senior Secretary
154 Conference Center
330-244-3224
adeitri1@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
Brielle Black

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

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

Melissa Griffy Seeton
Melissa G. Seeton

Public Relations & Media Communications Coordinator
154B Conference Center
330-244-3262
mseeton@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 and events calendar
  • Print and digital graphic design
  • Electronic communication: Constant Contact
  • Online forms: Qualtrics
  • PowerPoint templates and campus presentations


Kelly Piero

Special Events Coordinator
154C Conference Center
330-244-3223
kpiero1@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