Marketing and Communications Staff
We are a creative, dedicated group of writers, editors, designers, web specialists, marketers, event planners and public relations professionals excited to tell the stories of Messiah University's outstanding students, employees and alumni in print, on the web, in multimedia, in the news media, on social media and through special events.
As the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC), we are driven by our mission to strategically and creatively communicate the mission, stories and brand of Messiah University, advancing the people, programs and priorities of the institution.
Director of Marketing and Communications/Special Assistant to the President for Communication
Director of Marketing and Communications/Special Assistant to the President for Communicationcgross@messiah.edu 717-691-6027, ext. 6940
Web Services Manager
Web Services Managerrfritschi@messiah.edu 717-691-6027, ext. 7041
Ramona has been the Web Services Manager at Messiah since 2008. She performs daily maintenance on the messiah.edu website, along with providing customer service and weekly training on the content management system.
She is passionate about responsive websites and web accessibility best practices.
Karen’s responsibilities include but aren’t limited to: managing the office’s project management system, coordinating campus photography, creating the weekly employee newsletter as well as interfacing with campus clients and University Press.
Director of Web and Digital Marketing
Director of Web and Digital Marketingkhardy@messiah.edu 717-691-6027, ext. 2375 View my bio
Oversees the day-to-day operations of the University’s externally facing website; responsible for the development of innovative and creative Web-based communications tools; assists the University in identifying and executing new web strategies; manages comprehensive Web communication projects.
Director of Communications
Director of Communicationsdran@messiah.edu 717-691-6027, ext. 7361
Oversees the University's content strategy; responsible for the media relations program; maintains and oversees official social media channels; serves as institutional spokesperson and member of the University Crisis Management Team
Communication Specialistdpreziosi@messiah.edu 717-691-6027, ext. 5381
Handles majority of day-to-day social media content and calendar management; updates academic profiles; develops and writes news stories for messiah.edu/news; serves as an active member of the department’s content team; and works closely with the team’s work-study students and the University’s student social media cabinet.