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The Office of University Relations (UR) is responsible for the marketing, communications, public relations, and web site of Penn State Lehigh Valley.

With all UR services, the primary objective is to support campus efforts, and promote and maintain a positive image of Penn State Lehigh Valley.

The office endeavors to communicate a consistent verbal and graphic message on behalf of the campus with a wide range of diverse constituencies including students, faculty, staff, news media, political leaders, alumni, taxpayers, donors, community leaders, etc.


To ensure the highest quality of work for all the audiences we serve, a lead time is requested for all jobs.

Press Releases 6 weeks' notice

Flyers 4 weeks

Signage 2-4 weeks

Brochures (new) 3-6 months

Invitations/Postcards/Misc. 3-6 months

Web page updates 2-3 weeks

Some jobs require an even longer lead time to ensure printing, mailing, and other deadlines are met. In general, the more notice UR receives for a project, the better the final product.

NOTE: Requests submitted with less than three weeks notice, will be assessed and prioritized in relation to department workload and staffing.

Please do not hesitate to contact University Relations if you have any questions about the scope of your request. We will be happy to help you determine your needs.


Projects and on-going work include:

• Public Relations
• Major campus events (Commencement, etc.)
• Research news
• Developing and marketing of news and stories about Penn State
• Newswires
• Fund raising news
• Crisis management

Strategic Marketing and Communications

• Campus program support
• Promotional advertising
• Editorial style
• Graphic identity
• Campus web presence
• Tradition Alumni Magazine


• Press releases and media coordination
• Flyers
• Brochures
• Postcards/mailers
• Event coordination assistance
• Programs
• Invitations
• Promotional items
• Photos
• Event inclusion on website News and Events
• Event announcement in campus newsletter
• Addition to the online calendar of events

*Some items may incur additional costs. Submitting a request and establishing the scope of a project will determine if there will be additional charges.



Helpful UR forms


Get on Board!

Request a Photographer

Media Release Form

Call us if you see or hear from any media!


If you see any media on campus or if any media representative contacts you for a

  • comment
  • interview
  • opinion

Please call our office and let us know!
Our job is to coordinate and assist with any media in order to protect the integrity of our faculty, staff and students.

The Staff of University Relations


Kate Morgan
Director of UR

Allison Goodin
Assistant Director
of UR

Kimberly Holloway
Senior Graphic Designer

Emily Burns
Web Coordinator

Mark Swartz
Website Accessibility Analyst