Stephen Payne

Stephen Payne

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.

Patricia Spangler

Patricia Spangler

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.

Maxine Murray

Maxine Murray

Operations Manager

Maxine earned a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan and has a Master’s in Media and Communication Studies from Florida State University. She also volunteers in running the graphics for weekly New Life services. She brings her understanding of communications and marketing to manage the flow of both campus and internal projects. She clearly communicates with clients whilst strategically representing Andrews University. Maxine is the first point of contact and will handle the logistical details, including marketing and promotions for all departments and service organizations across campus.

Lathan Bidwell

Lathan Bidwell

Web Programmer

Lathan graduated from Andrews University with a Bachelor's degree in Computing. He loves problem solving and making dynamic web applications. He also works on fixing problems and upgrading new features with the AU CMS (Content Management System) and the Online Application.

Ellie Chuah

Ellie Chuah

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.

Robert Fusté

Robert Fusté

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.

Darren Heslop

Darren Heslop

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.

Rebecca May

Rebecca May

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.

Sumeeta Raj

Sumeeta Raj

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.

Becky St. Clair

Becky St. Clair

Media Communications Manager

Becky St. Clair 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, Becky also manages internal communication via the Andrews Agenda, the online events calendar and Campus Connection.

Jason Webster

Jason Webster

Marketing Manager

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.