Office of Marketing and Communications

The CALS Office of Marketing and Communications provides leadership and expertise in strategic communications and branding to raise the visibility of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and its world-renowned scientific discoveries. We tell the stories and show the impact of CALS' life-changing research, education and outreach through a digital-first strategy that leverages campus partnerships and news media to reach key audiences, which include current and prospective students, faculty and staff, alumni and state and federal partners.

Samara Sit, Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications
Jenny Stockdale, Marketing and Communications Manager
Ben Rand, Public and Media Relations Manager
Julie Waters, Senior Writer and Communications Strategist
Matt Hayes, Managing Editor and Social Media Officer
Laura Caruso, Digital Media Strategist
Gemma Osborne, Events Coordinator

For further information, please call (607) 255-7651, or email

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