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The communications team works with our campus and community partners to amplify the SUNY Plattsburgh brand and story. We cover campus news and events, write compelling student and faculty features, and handle all media relations. 

Media Relations, Campus News & Events

Work with our communications team to get the word out about your events, to write a story about a faculty achievement and to highlight what makes our students and our campus so outstanding through our various communications channels. Our reach includes:

Campus News Stories

News and information about SUNY Plattsburgh is produced by and shared to wider audiences through our office. News stories are posted online and on a range of other platforms. Visit Campus News.

  • Student, faculty, staff and alumni features
  • Faculty research and accomplishments
  • Campus initiatives

Publicizing Campus-Related Events

View events at SUNY Plattsburgh and our nearby communities in visual and performing arts, athletics, student clubs and organizations, from the Career Development Center, the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and more. Visit the Calendar of Events.

Media & Public Relations

Our office writes and distributes all campus press releases. Members of the media should contact our office with any questions about SUNY Plattsburgh. This includes requests to interview, photograph or take video footage of faculty, students, staff or campus.

Do you have a story idea or want to share an event? Contact Gerianne Downs, associate director of communications, at [email protected].

Crisis Communications & Emergency Information

Crisis communications are handled through the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing. Please contact Heather Haskins, executive director of strategic communications and marketing, at [email protected] for questions and assistance crafting messaging.

For campus emergency resources, please contact our Office of Emergency Management

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