Public Relations



The University Communications staff creatively and professionally communicates to share the Shorter story, advance the Shorter University brand, and strategically promote our people, programs, and mission to a wide range of audiences.

Our areas of service include:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • News and Media Relations
  • Publication Design (Print and Digital)
  • Web and Electronic Communications
  • Advancement communications and strategy
  • Photography

Our offices are located in the lower level of the Office of University Advancement, 408 Shorter Avenue, Rome, GA 30165.

Dr. Dawn Tolbert, Associate Vice President for University Communications
408 Shorter Avenue • 706-291-5348 •

Stacey McCray, Assistant Director of University Communications
408 Shorter Avenue • 706-291-5346 •

Dana Thompson, Director of Web and Electronic Communications
408 Shorter Avenue • 706-291-5347 •

Shorter News

Shorter professors, Pepperell Elementary teacher attend Intern Keys work session
Beginning in October 2014, Shorter University’s School of Education joined about 20 other education preparation providers in the state participating in a pilot of Intern Keys, an assessment tool for evaluating teacher candidates during clinical tra read more...
Liz Mahaffey named Dean of Online Programs at Shorter University
Liz Mahaffey, Director of Online Programs at Shorter University, has been promoted to Dean of Online Programs for the university. She is now in charge of the entire online organization, including new program development, online advising, recruiting a read more...
Shorter University senior speaks at state education conference
When 300 Georgia educators gathered at the 2014 Professional Standards Commission’s edTPA Technical Assistance Conference to learn about a new teacher certification assessment program, Shorter University senior education major Kaitlynn Cantrell was read more...