Communications and Marketing

Communications and Marketing presents and interprets UC Santa Cruz, its achievements and aspirations in a consistent manner through visual, electronic and written media and verbal communications that enhance its reputation and inspire the support of core constituents. Media relations, marketing, branding and visual standards, university-wide web pages including the home page and News & Events pages, and constituent communications are among the unit’s areas of responsibility.

University Communications

Scott Hernandez-Jason

  • Title
    • Assistant Vice Chancellor
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-459-4347
  • Campus Email
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Marc A DesJardins

  • Title
    • Director, Executive Communications; Deputy Director, News & Media Relations
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 831-502-7067
  • Campus Email
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Sandra Messick

  • Title
    • Director of Campus Communications
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 831-459-2495
  • Campus Email
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Erin Elliott

  • Title
    • Communications Director for Student Success and Campus Climate
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-459-2495
  • Campus Email
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Kayla Michelle Isenberg

  • Title
    • Senior Digital Engagement Manager
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 831-502-8525
  • Campus Email
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Carolyn A Lagattuta

  • Title
    • Communications & Marketing Executive Assistant and Photography
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-459-2495
  • Campus Email
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Strategic Communications

Abby Butler

  • Title
    • Director, Strategic Communications & National Media Relations
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 607-222-8373
  • Campus Email
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Maureen Dixon Harrison

  • Title
    • Director, Communications, Marketing and Events
  • Department
    • Arts Division
  • Phone
    • 831-459-3277
  • Campus Email
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Sarah Jordan

  • Title
    • Associate Director of Communications & Marketing, Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Campus Email
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Allison Arteaga Soergel

  • Title
    • Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, Social Sciences
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-459-4399
  • Campus Email
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Laney Mae Velazquez

  • Title
    • Marketing Specialist
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Campus Email
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Emily Cerf

  • Title
    • Engineering Writer and Media Relations Officer
  • Department
    • Baskin School of Engineering
  • Phone
    • (415) 306-3483
  • Campus Email
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Mike Peña

  • Title
    • Associate Director of Communications & Marketing
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • (510) 506-3078
  • Campus Email
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Strategic Marketing Initiatives

Lisa Marie Nielsen

  • Title
    • Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Services
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-459-4344
  • Campus Email
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Gwen Jourdonnais

  • Title
    • Director of marketing initiatives
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 831-459-5312
  • Campus Email
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Miranda Lea Powell

  • Title
    • Graphic Designer
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-459-4346 (office)
  • Campus Email
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Nick Gonzales

  • Title
    • Senior Videographer
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 831-459-2618
  • Campus Email
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Renee Wall

  • Title
    • Assistant Director, PBSci Communications
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-459-5238
  • Campus Email
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Digital Strategies

Rob Knight

  • Title
    • Director, Digital Strategies
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 831-502-7423
  • Campus Email
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Jason Chafin

  • Title
    • Senior Web Developer
  • Department
    • Communications & Marketing
  • Phone
    • 831-502-8213
  • Campus Email
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Trung Tran

  • Title
    • Web Designer
  • Department
    • University Advancement
  • Phone
    • 831-459-3302
  • Campus Email
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