VP for Integrated Marketing & Communication
Stephen Payne, who is perhaps best known to the students of Andrews University as Gum Guy, is actually the vice president for Integrated Marketing & Communication. He has more than 30 years of experience in public relations, marketing and crisis communication in both education and healthcare settings.
Director of Campus & Community Relations
A familiar face on campus, Rebecca has more than 30 years of service at Andrews University. As director of campus and community relations, Rebecca facilitates planning and execution of major events, and serves on a number of strategic committees with the goal of improving campus and community relations and communication. Her work provides vital connections for telling the story of Andrews to our varied constituency.
Known for his highly refined organizational skills, Jason Webster develops and executes short- and long-range marketing and communication plans for the campus and collaborates with the IMC team to create materials to accomplish the goals set in those plans.
Ian brings his experience in marketing and project management to the IMC team to facilitate good communication and project flow both with our campus clients and internally. Projects initiate with Ian and he handles the logistical details for marketing and promotion from departmental and service organizations across campus.
Marketing Manager for School of Distance Education & Griggs International Academy
Sumeeta joined the IMC team as an "embedded employee" in 2011 when Griggs University/Griggs International Academy moved to Andrews University. She develops and executes short- and long-range marketing and communication plans for the School of Distance Education and Griggs International Academy and collaborates with personnel to create materials to accomplish the goals set in those plans.
Web Communications Manager
Robert Fusté manages the design, maintenance and strategic direction of the official Andrews University Website. From day-to-day operations to long-term strategic and policy issues, he also serves as a creative and Internet consultant to campus. Robert assists in editorial and procedural decision-making as it applies to Andrews' site, ensuring the site adheres to campus-wide standards. He also supervises campus photography needs and maintains the photo archives of the University.
Web Developer/Designer, Photographer
Darren supervises campus photography needs and maintains the photo archives of the University. He also assists the Web Communications Manager with web maintenance and update needs.
Print Communications Manager
Responsible for design from concept to production, Ellie collaborates with Justin Jeffrey, contract designer, and Jason Webster, marketing manager, in the development of marketing and advertising materials to support the strategic print communication plans for service and academic departments at Andrews University.
FOCUS Editor, Editorial Manager
Patricia Spangler is responsible for maintaining a consistent editorial tone for official University publications and is the editor of FOCUS, the official quarterly university magazine that has a mailing list of more than 23,000. She collaborates with the IMC team to ensure consistency in voice and editorial style.
Media Relations Specialist
Keri Suarez brings newsroom experience to the IMC team. After working for five years at WNDU-TV, the local NBC station, Keri changed career paths to pursue public relations. She is responsible for managing and building relationships with the media by writing press releases, pitching story ideas and arranging campus media exposure. In addition to external communication, Keri also manages internal communication via the Andrews Agenda, the online events calendar and Campus Connection.