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

Laura Johnston
(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 and Innovation

Karen Fletcher
(828) 262-7789

Ombuds Office

Dr. Tandrea Carter

Student Learning Center

Travis Erickson
(828) 262-6530

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) 262-4015

Finance and Operations

Appalachian Police Department and Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management

Emily Autry
(828) 262-8517


Sandy Mullins
(828) 262-8781

Finance and Operations

Amanda Whittington
(828) 262-6433

New River Light and Power

Mariana Greene
(828) 262-8744


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

Sarah Strickland
(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 Gibbs
(828) 262-8035

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Philip "PJ" Wirchansky
(828) 262-7249

Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies


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

Campus Store

James Howell

Conference & Event Services

Kristina Pugh
(828) 262-6524

Director of Brand Management

Katie Grubb
(828) 262-4892

Parking and Transportation


University Post Office


Student Affairs

Career Development

Yebin Han
(828) 262-8691

Dean of Students

Lindsay Hannon
(828) 262-7326


Dalton Akos
(828) 262-2160

Intercultural Student Affairs

Cody Henderson
(828) 262-6158

New Mountaineer & Family Engagement

Macki Verble
(828) 262-7398


Sarah Garrow
(828) 262-3870

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)


Student Affairs - Hickory

Monica Reed
(828) 262-7398

Human Resources

Human Resources

Michelle Johnson, '06 '14
(828) 262-8701

Institutional Integrity

Office of Access and Equity

Elvis Kennison
(828) 262-2144

Office of General Counsel

Melissa Blocker
(828) 262-8451

Office of General Counsel

Wendy Hildebran
(828) 262-2751


Office of Sustainability

Sandy Mullins
(828) 262-2132

Arts Engagement & Cultural Resources

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

Allison West
(828) 262-6084

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Lindsay Miller
(828) 262-7544

University Events

University Events, Grandview and Catering

Katie Armstrong
(828) 262-8490