We welcome your phone calls and emails regarding event planning or past and present events.
To submit an RSVP or for general questions, please call 540-568-RSVP (7787)
or email University Events.
Ms. Messenger has over 25 years experience in event management and marketing compiled of non-profit, higher education, corporate and sponsorship agency work. She came to James Madison University 15 years ago to work on the inauguration of the new president and stayed to manage events for the office of the president. Eight years ago she became director of the University Events department, which is responsible for events hosted by the president of the university and others hosted by the university advancement department, academic affairs and others.
Kris first joined the University Events team in October of 2012 to assist with planning the events for President Alger’s Inauguration in March of 2013. She manages donor events with JMU’s advancement division, presidential events, holiday events, and the current Madison Vision Series.
Sarah joined the University Events team in December of 2016 as Event Manager after working in Office of International Programs for four years. Prior to joining JMU, Sarah worked at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community as Life Enrichment Coordinator for over five years. In university events, she runs the Commencement volunteer and transportation programs, presidential events on campus, dedications and openings, student-related events and manages our website and social media efforts.
Dana Eyer, Event Intern ('19)
Laura Quinones, Event Intern ('18)
Bree Riddick, Graduate Assistant Intern ('18)
Kiersten Schierenbeck, Event Intern ('17)
Paytience Shaffer, Event Intern ('17)