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 employee Marcia Slade named Staff Member of the Year
Shorter University Assistant Director of Financial Aid Marcia Slade was named Staff Member of the Year during the university’s recent Awards Day ceremony. The award, based on nominations from faculty and staff, is given to an employee who has di read more...
Shorter University hosts symposium to discuss Ukraine crisis
The Social Science Department of the Shorter University College of Arts & Sciences invites the public to the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business on Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m., as four panelists offer their views on the recent events unfold read more...
Shorter University students inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society
Twelve Shorter University students were recently inducted into Shorter’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society. The students represent the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors academically across all disciplines. The following stud read more...