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 weather station provides students with hands-on learning experience
Shorter University students in Dr. Michael Crosby's Meteorology class retrieve data from the university's new weather station. From left: Heather Peace, Hannah Smith, Dr. Crosby, Cheyanne Burt, Kendra Hornberger, Ulysses Carswell, LA Dunaway and read more...
Shorter University announces Dean’s List for Fall 2014
Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the fall semester of 2014. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.   Mad read more...
Tenor Ron Brendel to perform guest recital at Shorter University on Jan. 26
Shorter University welcomes tenor Dr. Ron Brendel to Brookes Chapel on Monday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the university’s Guest Artist Series. The performance is free and open to the public. Dr. Brendel has been heralded as a versatile per read more...