A sprintime view of the Wilson Hall cupola through pink tree blossoms.

What We Do

University Communications shares the story of JMU. Using integrated communications, we leverage faculty expertise, campus stories and the university’s unique blend of research and liberal arts to engage with ideas and the world.

Media Relations

Our team works with journalists to field media inquiries, connect reporters to expert sources and share about the education innovations and advanced research happening at JMU. To see the latest news visit: jmu.edu/news.

If you’re a reporter looking for a faculty expert or university perspective please visit our faculty experts directory and connect with our media relations team.

If you’re an academic, faculty or administrator looking to get your scholarship in the news we can help! Visit our resources for faculty, staff, and partners page to find out how to share your ideas with us.

Social Media

Our team produces photo, video and other content that gives JMU a human voice in the digital world. We also offer resources and support to colleges, departments and other university partners for social web strategy.

Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn

Crisis Communication

Lead communications related to death, injury, health and safety issues, damage to facilities, disruption to operations and the integrity of the university, its people, products or services.

Issues Management

Continuously scan for emerging issues and develop, implement and evaluate strategies to ensure that the right messages are communicated to the right audiences both internally and externally.

Executive Communications

Partner with senior leadership to develop emails, speeches, remarks, presentations and videos that express and support the administration’s vision and goals for the university.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Assists individuals seeking public records about the University’s activities under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act.

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