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The Communications and Media Relations Office leads worldwide external communications and reputation management initiatives on behalf of the Maxwell School Dean's Office and collaborates with internal constituents to support unit communications. Below, please find useful links and resources for a range of communications services across Syracuse University to support your efforts. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for below, please email us at MaxComms@syr.edu and we'll assist in pointing you in the right direction.

The information on this page is meant as a high-level guide only. This is not an extensive list of areas of responsibility, and there is a lot of intentional redundancy among team member roles. For fastest response and for general questions please use the department email: MaxComms@syr.edu .

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Cort Ruddy

Director, Communications and Media Relations

200 Eggers Hall

315.443.5492 | cmruddy@syr.edu

Contact for: media relations, branding questions, schoolwide communications policy questions, print design projects, or general inquiries.

If you witness or experience a threat to the personal safety of a Maxwell community member, please report it immediately to campus security, Cort Ruddy and Gladys McCormick.

Kim Bliss

Assistant Director for Digital Communications

222 Maxwell Hall

315.443.3691 | kjbliss@syr.edu

Contact for: website requests and questions, digital marketing campaigns.

Jennifer Congel

Content Specialist

223 Maxwell Hall

315.443.4286 | jacongel@syr.edu

Contact for:  media relations, branding questions, faculty and staff directory questions, InfoScreen signage questions, news clips, and social media tips.

Natalie Dascoulias

Digital Content Marketing Specialist

223 Maxwell Hall

315.443.5451 | ndascoul@syr.edu


Contact for: website requests and questions, social media tips.

Jessica Youngman

Content Manager

222 Maxwell Hall

315.443.4667 | jmyoungm@syr.edu


Contact for: announcements and story ideas, any questions regarding Maxwell Perspective.


Graphic Design

The Dean's Office supports graphic design projects that support all-of-school communications and high profile initiatives, including print and digital alumni publications including the magazine, undergraduate and graduate recruitment brochures, the Maxwell School outward facing website at maxwell.syr.edu, school-wide social media channels, and other broad-based materials and channels.

The Maxwell School does not have an in-house print graphic designer. If you need assistance with a print design project, we recommend checking first to see if a template is available through either the school or the university's Answers pages. Commonly requested items include:

If you need additional assistance with branded materials, we are available to review and to point you to recommended vendors for support. Syracuse University maintains a list of vendors who are familiar with the university's brand standards. The Maxwell School works frequently with Bob Wonders on banners, fliers and branded items. 

Event Communications

For Event Planning and Communications resources and instructions, please visit Maxwell School Event Planning .

Syracuse University Brand Resources

For Syracuse University brand standards, tools and templates, and instructions for ordering branded items such as letterhead and business cards please visit Syracuse University Brand Resources .

Maxwell School Photography Guidance

For guidelines from the University's Marketing and Communications Division as well as the Maxwell School Dean's Office, please visit Maxwell School Photography Guidance.

Internal Communications

The Maxwell School created an ad hoc committee of volunteer staff to help identify internal communications gaps and propose solutions. If you would like to join the Internal Communications Committee, please send an email to MaxComms@syr.edu and we will route it to the members. Similarly, if you have a suggestion for material for inclusion on Answers, we will share it with the committee. 

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