Our knowledgeable staff has experience and specialized training in the creation of a broad array of products that help build institutional and public support and understanding of the goals of the division. 

Working with communications liaisons from the respective departments, the communications team is available to assist division employees with a wide variety of communication including:

Working with communications liaisons from the respective departments, the communications team is available to assist division employees with a wide variety of communication including:

  • Communications planning/strategy
  • Proofreading and editing
  • News content
    • News stories
    • Campus notices
  • Emergency Communication
  • Media relations
    • Media contacts
    • Talking points
    • Story pitches
    • Interview prep
  • Social media
    • Posting to current university accounts
    • Creating new accounts
  • Graphic design/illustration
    • Newsletters
    • Brochures
    • Posters
    • Table cards
    • Magazines
    • Reference publications
    • Promotional merchandise
    • Signage
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Web
    • Migration to the university’s content management system
    • Site development and maintenance
    • Content management in the content management system
    • Content management for sites not in the content management system

Requests for Assistance

To request assistance with a project, please fill out the online form or contact Laura Neff-Henderson, director of communications for administrative services, at 540-231-8126. Requests should be emailed well in advance of the deadline to make sure we can accommodate your needs. The project manager will be asked to provide a draft of the content to initiate the process.

Requests, Reviews, and Approvals

Once your request is received, a member of the communications team will follow-up with you to discuss the project and develop a plan with specific deadlines.

The person who submitted the request serves as the project manager. The project manager will be asked to provide draft content and verify information. They will also be responsible for ensuring that all of the appropriate people within their department have signed off on the competed project before they give the final approval to the communications team and the information is released, published, or printed.

Please note that the director of Virginia Tech News and the division’s chief of staff have final say on content, priority run date, and placement.

Contact

201 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-231-8126
employeecommunications@vt.edu