University Communications to rework printing, promotional item, advertising procedures

In keeping with the Marshall 20/20 goal of streamlining the communication and promotion processes of the university and making them more efficient, the Office of University Communications is instituting an online request form for its services. The form will be available soon on the UComm website.

“Virtually every office at the university has a designated University Communications representative,” said Beth Caruthers, university relations specialist who has worked to get the form online. “The online form gives you a convenient way to contact your representative to make requests and get printing and communications jobs started.”

“Beginning this budget year (Fiscal Year 2017), printing, promotional items and advertising budgets for core organizations (orgs) have been centralized under University Communications,” said Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing. Those orgs that are classified as “core” within the budget structure will have these costs routed through University Communications, while non-core orgs will continue to house these budgets and costs within their respective funds.

The terms ‘core’ and ‘non-core’ may be unfamiliar to some, Painter said. Generally, most organizations with state-appropriated funds are categorized as core orgs, such as academic departments, administrative departments and student service activities. Non-core orgs are those whose funding comes from other sources, such as auxiliaries, pro forma funded programs, Marshall University Foundation and the Marshall University Research Corporation, to name a few.

For a list of University Communications staff members and their assignments, members of the university community may visit, or e-mail for assistance. Watch future issues of We Are … Marshall for more information as these procedures are put in place.