Communications Liaisons

Independently employed by the areas they represent, these liaisons are your conduit to University Communications services, and will help you determine what you need, schedule meetings with University Communications as needed and speed up the process of developing marketing and PR materials.

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

Lauren Davis
(828) 262-2070

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success

Katie Lail
(828) 262-3040

College Access Partnerships

Elyssee Gibson
(828) 262-8016

Information Technology Services

Ellen Burnette
(828) 262-6297

Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (IRAP)


International Education and Development

Matthew Scarborough
(828) 262-2198

Office of Research

Karen Fletcher
(828) 262-7789

Ombuds Office

Dr. Tandrea Carter

Student Learning Center

Travis Erickson
(828) 262-6530

Title IX Coordinator

Elvis Kennison
(828) 262-2144

Enrollment Management

Admissions, Enrollment Management, Registrar's Office, Transfer Admissions & Engagement

Bailey Hostetter
(828) 262-7381

Student Financial Aid and University Scholarships

Jonathan Clem
(828) 262-2190

Summer Sessions

Sharon Jensen
(828) 262-7698

University Advancement

Alumni Affairs

Sara Harkey
(828) 262-2938


Megan Bruffy
(828) 262-7657

Finance and Operations

Appalachian Police Department and Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management

Emily Autry
(828) 262-8517

Conference and Event Services

Frances Keel
(828) 262-2944


Sandy Mullins
(828) 262-2132

Finance and Operations

Sandy Mullins
(828) 262-2132

New River Light and Power

Mariana Greene
(828) 262-8744


Athletics Communications, Yosef, Licensing, Merchandising, Branding Council member

Spencer Bridges
(828) 262-6554

Sports Information

Joey Jones

Academic Colleges

Beaver College of Health Sciences

Amanda Mlekush
(828) 262-7798

Belk Library and Information Commons

Lynn Patterson
(828) 262-2087

College of Arts and Sciences

Lauren Andersen
(828) 262-8035

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Philip "PJ" Wirchansky
(828) 262-7249

Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies

Anna Basnight
(828) 262-2131

Hayes School of Music

Lisl Doughton
(828) 262-6629

Honors College

Garrett McDowell
(828) 262-2023

Reich College of Education

Rebekah Saylors
(828) 262-2663

University College


Walker College of Business

Haley Childers
(828) 262-6247

Campus Services

Campus Dining

Toby Ornduff
(828) 262-6133

Parking and Transportation


University Bookstore

James Howell

University Post Office


Student Affairs

Career Development

Yebin Han
(828) 262-8691

Dean of Students

Nathan Kosmicki
(828) 262-8284


Anna McNamara

Intercultural Student Affairs

Anitra Ball
(828) 262-6158


Sarah Garrow
(828) 262-3870

Parent and Family Services

Monica L. Barlow
(828) 262-7398

Student Affairs (overall)

Traci Royster
(828) 262-2060

Student Government Association (SGA), Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) and Community-Engaged Leadership (CEL)


Student Health and Wellness

Margaret Bumgarner
(828) 262-6957

Student Veteran Services


University Recreation (UREC)

Erin Sanders
(828) 262-2100

Human Resources

Human Resources

Michelle Johnson
(828) 262-8701


Office of Sustainability


Arts & Cultural Programs

Performing Arts Series, An Appalachian Summer Festival, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Allison West
(828) 262-6084

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Lynn Rees-Jones
(828) 262-3017

University Events

University Events, Grandview and Catering

Courtney Thompson
(828) 262-6570