The Communications Office oversees the university's news services, sports information, records access, government relations and promotional efforts. The communications staff also participates in planning a variety of special events throughout the year.
The communications staff strives for consistent image, accuracy and quality in promoting SUNY Cortland and communicating its message to both internal and external publics.
To achieve its goals, the Communications Office uses a variety of communications vehicles. These include: news releases; The Bulletin, the bi-weekly online campus newsletter; Columns, the quarterly alumni newspaper sent to 58,000 alumni worldwide; the SUNY Cortland website; the Annual Report of the College Foundation; the C-Club Electronic Newsletter; ProfNet; media-related photography; and staff member service on key university committees.
As the official liaison between SUNY Cortland and the news media, the Communications Office coordinates all information designed to promote understanding of and support for the university and its programs.
The Communications Office releases all official statements on university policy, handles all media relations, and markets news and feature stories to regional, state and national media. The scope of news handled in the office ranges from stories related to new academic programs, faculty research and grants, to announcements of upcoming events and hometown releases on student achievements, including scholarship, and president’s and dean's lists honorees.
To a great extent, the Communications Office relies on the entire campus community to provide "tips" on newsworthy events. Anyone providing materials for a news release should submit the information to the office at least two weeks in advance of a scheduled event.
Staff members in the Communications Office write and edit Columns. Faculty and staff members with story ideas about interesting and successful SUNY Cortland alumni are encouraged to contact the communications director.
The sports information staff promotes the university's 25 intercollegiate varsity sports and the hundreds of student-athletes competing for SUNY Cortland. The staff maintains all statistical records, coordinates media relations and hometown releases, supervises press box management and produces game programs and media brochures.
The staff also updates the athletics website and publications for the C-Club.
Because of the success and magnitude of SUNY Cortland's sports program, the sports information director frequently relies on volunteers to assist with game statistics. Any faculty or students interested in volunteering their services are encouraged to contact the sports information director.
Communications Office Staff
Associate Director, Communications
Assistant Director, Communications
Community Relations Associate
Sports Information Staff
Director, Sports Information
Associate Director, Sports Information
Brockway Hall, Room 318-A
Cortland, NY 13045