Santa Clara University

Office of Marketing and Communications

The Office of Marketing and Communications serves campus clients in developing and executing strategic marketing plans, in order to improve communication and service to external audiences. Contact any staff member for assistance with your marketing needs.

Working with the Office of Marketing and Communications

  • iconMarketing Consultations

    If you are interested in evaluating your current marketing strategies, call OMC to schedule time with our marketing professionals. We can help you with long- or short-term plans; e.g., determining your key messages, developing new materials, or providing a plan to continue regular evaluation and improvement, depending on your specific needs.

    Contact Margaret Avritt, marketing director, to begin a consultation.

    Contact Jay Colombatto, development marketing director, for a consultation on development, campaign, and fundraising marketing.

  • iconConnecting with the media

    If you are interested in increasing attendance or awareness for a specific event, OMC's media relations team can help write press releases, assist in placing op-eds, pitch stories to reporters, and raise interest within the University community. Media Relations is also responsible for the coordination of SCU's online faculty and staff newsletter, fyi. The team can also help create a long-term plan to increase your chances of good media coverage or identify other media opportunities you may have overlooked.

    For SCU's Faculty Staff Newsletter, contact Marika Krause

    For stories or events in the Law School or Business School, contact Deborah Lohse

    For stories or events in the School of Engineering & College of Arts and Sciences, contact Marika Krause

    For SCU's Facebook page or Twitter accounts, contact Stephanie Bravo

    Read our guidelines for handling media or interview requests

    Read fyi, the faculty and staff newsletter.

  • iconCoordinating and designing print publications

    OMC manages the design, printing, and delivery of printed materials for several campus clients. We produce strategic materials for Undergraduate Admission, the President's Office, University Relations and Development, the Centers of Distinction, and several other offices. We can provide complete photography, editorial, and graphic design services or work with materials provided by the client. The types of print publications we might work on include:



    • brochures
    • posters
    • fliers
    • event invitations and programs
    • newsletters
    • advertisements

    Contact Margaret Avritt to begin a print project. 

    Contact Ronnie Christie for the status of an existing project. 

    Read about OMC's steps for project intake and completion.

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  • iconGraphic design

    Maintaining and enforcing the visual identity of Santa Clara University is the responsibility of OMC's creative services team. They can provide counsel and recommendations for graphic design and page layout, photography, Web design, and use of the SCU logos. This brand consistency is an important part of our University's overall image.

    Contact Creative Director Linda Degastaldi.
  • iconAdvertising

    OMC can help you develop materials to promote University events or programs through targeted advertising in local print publications.

    Read more about advertising templates and placement.

  • iconPhotography

    To request copies of photos from the archives or schedule a photo shoot, you may contact Chuck Barry directly. You may also use other photographers provided they follow the University's photography guidelines, including obtaining signed releases for photo subjects.

    Read more about photography or browse the online image gallery.

    Contact University photographer Chuck Barry.

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  • iconWriting, editing and proofreading

    OMC's writers and editors will work with you to make your message as strong and effective as possible. Our team can take direction and write on your behalf, help you edit and revise existing content for print or Web, and provide proofreading for any University-wide communication. By reviewing all content that issues from the University, we aim to make all messages clear, consistent, and accurate.

    Contact University Writer/Editors Dona LeyVa or Jeff Gire

    Read our guidelines for written materials.

  • iconWeb site creation and management

    OMC partners with Media Services and Information Technology to support the CommonSpot content management system. We can help revise your site's content, navigation, and layout; troubleshoot issues with CommonSpot features; or help you develop a user test to determine the functionality of your site for key audiences. We also help maintain the online faculty and staff directory.



    Contact Russ Morris for more information about Web services. For CommonSpot troubleshooting, contact Christine Garvale.



    Visit the Web Publishing site for Commonspot help and reference, information about  site design, and Publisher resources.
  • iconSanta Clara Magazine

    The award winning Santa Clara Magazine is edited and designed by OMC and published quarterly: September, December, March, and June. It is mailed free of charge to alumni and friends of Santa Clara University, and the contents are available online at santaclaramagazine.com. We welcome story ideas, comments, and contributions from alumni (including photos) for the Class Notes section.

    Contact Editor Steven Boyd Saum.

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