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 welcomes Rome City Schools young scholars to science camp
Rising fifth-graders are experiencing the world of science in a fun and exciting setting this week during the Rome City Schools’ Young Scholars Program science camp hosted by Shorter University. About 80 students are spending Monday through Thur read more...
Shorter University welcomes 1,400 middle and high school campers in June
As the mercury continues to rise in Rome, the energy on campus at Shorter University has been heating up with the arrival of more than 1,400 middle and high school campers from Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. The University, in co read more...
Graham excited about what future holds for Hawks
Four days after it was announced he was selected for the job, Kim Graham rolled up his sleeves and went to work. After all, as Shorter University's new Director of Athletics, Graham knew there is much to be done and as he approaches the end of his read more...