About Us

The mission of the Division of University Marketing and Communications is to lead the development, promotion, and integration of the Gardner-Webb University brand through powerful and engaging content delivered consistently to our audiences.

To do this, we focus on the key pillars that set the Gardner-Webb experience apart from other schools, such as world-class programs and degree value; a strong Christian community with emphasis on the liberal arts; partnerships among students, faculty, the region, and beyond; and the ability of our students to flourish here.

We offer a comprehensive suite of services to our campus clients, including digital and print advertising, media and public relations, marketing consultation, website development, social management and email communications.

In this section of the website, you can find information about:

Contact Us

The staff is comprised of professionals in the following areas:

Richard McDevitt – Vice President of Marketing
Sandra Earl – Administrative Assistant

Office of Creative Services
Blythe Russo – Associate VP of Marketing/Creative Director
Tori Belle-Miller – Senior Graphic Designer
Scott Stimeare – Graphic Designer

Office of Marketing
Wilson Brooks – Associate Vice President of Marketing

Office of University Relations
Noel Manning – Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing
Jackie Bridges – Assistant Director of University Communications

Office of Web & Digital Communications
Theandra Thompson –  Associate Vice President for Web & Digital Communications
Kim Kreuzman – Social Media Manger
Phillip Lewis – Senior Web Developer

We’re here to help! Please contact us with questions and/or to discuss your project needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I access Gardner-Webb Photos?

You can access Gardner-Webb photos via the online photo archive.

How do I get a University Photographer to cover my event?

Please complete the Photo Requisition Form for consideration by University Communications and Marketing.

How do I submit information for display on the University’s Digital Billboards?

Complete the Bridges Gate and Digital Banner Request Form for consideration by University Communications and Marketing.

How and when should I request a design project?

Before submitting any request for design or content consideration and/or creation, please be aware of the general production timelines and the design/proofing process overview. Once you are ready to request project assistance, please fill out the Project Intake Form.

How should I request a logo design?

To request a logo design, or an update to an existing logo, please fill out this form.

How do I request a copy of the official Gardner-Webb University Logo?

Please contact the Office of Creative Services for further assistance.

How do I obtain media coverage for my event?

While all events are important, members of the news media ultimately decide which events to cover on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Office of University Relations, which handles all media communications and can answer specific questions.

Can I communicate with a member of the News Media who contacts me or serve as a spokesperson for Gardner-Webb University

No. Media requests should be directed to the Office of University Relations. Check out our Media Guidelines for more information.

How do I submit a story or press release idea?

Complete the Press Release/Story Idea Request Form for consideration by the Office of University Relations.

How do I request updates to the content on the University website or design/development of email communication?

Please use the Web & Digital Communications Request Form.

I’m not sure who to contact with my question. Where should I start?

Check for an appropriate contact in our Contact Us section or send questions to Sandra Earl; we’ll be happy to assist you!