University Communications

About Us

Along with our partners in Web Development, we offer planning assistance and tools for university faculty and staff promoting Willamette’s programs and events, and our creative professionals develop and distribute key communications for external audiences.

If your communication needs fall outside of the scope of our office, we can still provide advice or refer you to others who can help. In all our projects, we uphold design and content standards that reinforce Willamette’s public identity.

Our offices are in Waller Hall, on the fourth floor, and we welcome story suggestions via wu-stories@willamette.edu.


Communication Planning

We can help you plan strategies for the best way to communicate your project to the campus and general public, as well as provide advice on how to align your communications with Willamette identity standards.

Adam Torgerson

Adam Torgerson

Writing and Content Development

Our writers create public awareness of Willamette's students, faculty, staff and alumni by producing strategic content for web communications and campus publications, including the university’s homepage. We look for news, feature stories and events that are timely, help promote key university initiatives and are of interest to our primary audiences.

Erin Snelgrove

Erin Snelgrove

Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

Media Relations

Our media relations director works with faculty and staff to promote news, stories and successes of Willamette’s people and programs. We encourage journalists to contact media relations directly to leverage Willamette's expert faculty and staff. To minimize disruptions to our students and faculty, campus visits for interviews or photography must be approved by University Communications.

Adam Torgerson

Adam Torgerson

Design and Layout

The design team serves the university community by producing an array of print and electronic materials that support our mission, strategic plan and advance the Willamette University visual identity.

Mike Wright

Mike Wright

Susan Blettel

Susan Blettel

Visual Media

Our visual media manager creates high-quality images and videos of the Willamette community for strategic use in publications and on the university website, focusing on programs that help promote key university initiatives. If you are seeking a photographer to document something that falls outside the realm of our publications or key university initiatives, we may refer you to other photographers who can help with your project.

Frank Miller

Frank Miller