Office of Public Relations

Philadelphia University’s Public Relations department works to increase awareness, understanding and support of Philadelphia University’s vision, mission and accomplishments. Working with the President, deans, academic administrative leaders, faculty and staff, PR provides communications services and support — significantly contributing to the advancement of the University’s image/brand as it relates to its target audiences, local community and internal and external constituents.

Included in the department’s activities are market research, brand management, advertising, all internal and external publications and communications, creative services, web site development and management, media relations, community relations, special events, as well as speech writing and official correspondence.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact Public Relations for any communication or promotional needs at 215.951.2851. More detail and contact information on specific services is below:

Publications and Creative Services

The department develops and produces the University’s key publications, including PhilaU Today, Innovator Magazine, annual Highlights books and more. Additionally, the Office of Public Relations is responsible for editorial, design, photography coordination and other support services for brochures, newsletters, ads, posters and other projects essential to communicating the University’s messages.
Who to contact: To find out more about publications or to request assistance with the development of promotional materials, contact Stef Anderko at 215.951.5397 or anderkos@PhilaU.edu

Media Relations

The department’s media relations specialists works with local, regional and national media to secure coverage for the University. Through strong relationships with faculty and staff, stories are identified and developed about academic programs, research initiatives, faculty accomplishments, general higher education topics and student life issues. Through the distribution of news releases, pitching and placing stories, arranging media visits and other forms of formal communication, this function seeks opportunities to position faculty and administrative executives as experts in their fields and increase exposure and awareness of the institution.
Who to contact: For more information about the University’s media relations efforts or to report and interesting story idea, contact Debbie Goldberg at 215.951.2718 or goldbergd@PhilaU.edu.

University Communication- PhilaU Today

The Office of Public Relations occasionally posts time-sensitive or event-specific messages not otherwise related to other areas of www.PhilaU.edu (e.g. Alumni pages, Athletics pages, etc.) from various University offices.
Who to contact: For PhilaU Today story ideas, contact Haley Kmetz at 215.951.2855 or Kmetz@PhilaU.edu.

Web Communications

Averaging almost two and half million page views per month, Philadelphia University's website at www.PhilaU.edu exists to serve both current and prospective students and their families, industry partners, and the University's faculty, staff and alumni. Facilitating recruitment, teaching, learning, research, student life and university communications, the website is a gateway to information resources and a medium for the promotion of University news and events.
Who to contact: To request assistance with the maintenance or development webpages, contact Stef Anderko at 215.951.5397 or anderkos@PhilaU.edu. For questions regarding web analytics contact Chris Davis at DavisC@PhilaU.edu.

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Please direct all general correspondence to
Phone: 215.951.2851
Fax: 215.951.6872/2569 or
Email: pr@PhilaU.edu