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Public Affairs


Welcome to the Department of Public Affairs. Our mission is to position CWU for investment by state and federal government, private organizations, and by students and their families. We do that by telling the world about the remarkable people, programs, and accomplishments at CWU. We help staff, students, and faculty communicate their successes, opportunities, and discoveries to key audiences.

The Department of Public Affairs uses market research to set standards for communication with external audiences on behalf of the university. Our goal is to ensure the highest standards of quality and effectiveness in communication across all platforms: web-based and broadcast media, video, print, and more. The Department of Public Affairs strives to use crisp, clear, and compelling messages to communicate with all audiences, including elected officials, business leaders, and prospective students, faculty, alumni.

Kremiere Jackson
Vice President of Public Affairs

Content Development | Media Relations

Rich Moreno
Director of Content Development
(509) 963-2714

Public Affairs develops content that may be used for any platform, from postcards to brochures and magazines, web pages and videos.  Call us with your stories about remarkable students, interesting research, unique faculty projects, rock-star alumni. We'll create the content once and then find many ways to use it.

Public Affairs is also the university's official liaison with the news media. Before you contact the media or respond to media inquiries, please contact Public Affairs so we can provide you the background on issues at hand, provide current CWU data, and get you the support you need.


Teri Olin
Director of Marketing
(509) 963-1416

Public Affairs defines the visual identity standards for the university: colors, logos, and more. When you want to promote a program or event, begin here! We'll provide help marketing, advertising, and promoting programs and events, developing and managing paid new media, and photographing activities.

Design | Brand Management

Barb Arnott
Project Manager
(509) 963-2841

Public Affairs can help you design the right look for any medium. We can provide assistance with a wide variety of promotional projects for print, online, video, displays, and audio. Schedule an appointment to review your needs and develop appropriate vehicles for your message.


Jonathan Belford
User Experience Manager
(509) 963-2952

Public Affairs sets the web design standards for the university's website. CWU's Drupal content management system can accommodate virtually any need and is easy for users to maintain content. To set up new web pages, change functionality, get training on web maintenance, or resolve a problem please contact Jon Belford.

Video & Audio Production

Rich Moreno
Video - Director of Content Development
(509) 963-2714

Robert Lowery
Audio - Director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications
(509) 963-1487

Public Affairs video production seeks to support enrollment recruitment by producing material that illuminates our tagline: Learn. Do. Live.  We want to appeal to as many people as possible, so production gives priority to short subjects that are visually compelling.

Radio news and public affairs also is a great way for CWU to reach diverse audiences. Public Affairs can help you package information for advertising, news, or public information.

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