Eric Stringfellow, Executive Director
Eric sets the vision and directs major communications initiatives that advance university goals, build brand awareness and increase support for the university. He oversees all departments within University Communications including Public Relations, Marketing, JSU TV, WJSU 88.5 FM, Athletic Media Relations and the university’s website.
Franshell Fort, Administrative Assistant
Franshell provides administrative support to the Executive Director of University Communications and supports the programs and staff in the communications area.
Germaine Williams, Administrative Assistant
Germaine provides administrative support to the Executive Director of University Communications and supports the programs of the department.
D’Artagan Winford, Art Director
D’Artagan designs marketing and other communication materials for major university initiatives.
Jean Gordon Cook, Director of Public Relations
Jean directs public relations activities to enhance the visibility and image of the university. She fields media questions, pitches stories to media and finds alternative means to communicate the university’s messages and successes. Jean also leads production of the university’s flagship magazine, The Jacksonian, and writes/edits/produces content for the JSU news site, press releases, publications and internal/external communications.
Shelia Byrd, Creative Writer
Shelia writes/edits/produces content for the JSU news site, press releases, publications and internal/external communications. She also pitches stories to the media and facilitates news coverage.
Tommiea P. King, Photography Services
Tommiea shoots photos and plans and coordinates photography shoots to gather images for the university’s website, publications and its marketing and public relations efforts. She also maintains an archive of quality images and produces content for the JSU news site, press releases, publications and internal/external communications.
Spencer McClenty, New Media Coordinator
Spencer is responsible for web-based content creation and the development and implementation of social media strategies to support the university’s public relations and marketing goals. Spencer also produces multimedia content for the JSU news site, press releases, publications and internal/external communications.
Pamela Berry-Johnson, Marketing Manager
Pamela leads marketing campaigns that clearly and consistently articulate the university’s brand. She guides the university’s marketing team, handles media buys and oversees acceptable printing standards and practices.
Jamea Adams-Ginyard, Assistant Marketing Manager
Jamea assists the marketing manager with implementing marketing plans for the university, with a particular focus on promoting and marketing JSU’s athletic events.
Shameka Reed, Marketing Consultant
Shameka assists University Communications with developing and implementing marketing plans.
Gina P. Carter-Simmers, General Manager, WJSU
Gina leads the day-to-day operations of the 24-hour broadcast station WJSU 88.5 FM, including personnel and fiscal management.
Christopher Brooks, Administrative Assistant/ Traffic Coordinator
Christopher provides administrative services to WJSU and generates traffic logs for the station. He schedules paid underwriting announcements, public service announcements and station promos.
Dale M. Morris, Station Engineer
Dale is responsible for technical operations at WJSU from the studio to the transmitter sit and for programs produced at WJSU.
Larissa Hale, Music Manager
Larissa acquires/selects new music from record labels to add to the station rotation and assist sin selecting national programs to add to the station lineup. She trains all on-air announcers and assists in every aspect of the station from news to engineering.
L.A. Warren, Community and Public Affairs Producer, WJSU-FM
While simultaneously serving as the news director, L.A. produces programming, provides news coverage, hosts local features and trains and supervises student announcers.
Keith Collins, JSU TV Station Manager
Keith manages station facility and operations. He produces and directs remote and studio productions and coordinates staff and student activities.
Antonio Smith, Assistant Production Manager
Antonio is the videographer, video editor, writer, producer, director, technical director, master control operator, floor director, graphics operator and consultant for various studio productions, field productions and marketing projects. He is the Executive Producer of Direct Line and serves as the contact person in the Production Manager’s absence.
Gerard L. Howard, Webmaster
Gerard creates, maintains and manages the university’s web presence. He also provides training and technical assistance to university departments.
ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
Wesley Peterson, Manager/Athletic Media
Wesley oversees operations of the athletic media area, including oversight for football and men’s basketball. He coordinates media relations, maintains the department’s website, produces game day programs and media guides, covers game day events, compiles game and season statistics, and reports results to the NCAA, the conference, and media outlets. Wesley also assists with training and supervising student and game day staff.