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

President and Mrs. Dowless host student leaders for back-to-school dinners
August 13 - Student leaders have returned to campus to prepare for the beginning of the fall semester on Monday, August 18. Many students, including athletic teams and band members, have already returned to campus, and new students begin moving in read more...
Coach Scott Byrd named to NCAA Track and Field Committee
Rome, Ga. — Coach Scott Byrd, Shorter University’s director of track and field, has been named to the NCAA Division II Track & Field Executive Committee as a representative for the Peach Belt, according to Sylvia Kamp, U.S. Track & Fi read more...
Shorter University course encourages, equips students to build good character
The first verse in Proverbs chapter 22 says, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; To be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” The goal of the ancient wisdom is not popularity but instead the cultivation of good character. And read more...