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 University professor to perform in the Philippines
Shorter University Artist-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Music Dr. Jerico Vasquez will return to his home country for a solo piano recital on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the esteemed Ayala Museum in Makati, Philippines. Featured selections for the read more...
Shorter chemistry professor, students share science with Pepperell middle schoolers
Screaming balloons, jumping cans and dancing spaghetti may sound like part of a magic act, but each seemingly improbable feat can be explained through pure science. Shorter University Professor of Chemistry Dr. Chris Jones and students in his General read more...
Shorter University’s Feaste of Caroles helps ring in the Christmas season
The Shorter University Choral Department will help usher in the magic of the Christmas season with its annual Feaste of Caroles on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, 2200 Redmond Circle. Admission is free with the donation o read more...