Office of University Relations

University Relations is the central communications office for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University that is responsible for marketing, branding, crisis communications, media relations and other major elements of identification and communications for the university. The office works with colleges/schools and units across the university to promote news, information and events that align with the institution’s strategic priorities and brand positioning.

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  • Office of University Relations
    North Carolina A&T State University
    Alumni-Foundation Event Center
    200 N. Benbow Road
    Greensboro, NC 27411
    Phone 336-256-0863
    Fax 336-256-0862

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Todd Simmons
Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Areas of responsibility: Chief brand officer, overall institutional messaging, central administration communications including executive-level communications, marketing/advertising, video production, On Point newsletter.


Dangela Patrice Lockart
Administrative Assistant

Areas of responsibility: Administrative support for the AVC and the Office of University Relations overall. 


Sandra Brown
Director of University Communications

Areas of responsibility: Internal communications, printed collateral, graphic design, licensing, brand/style guide, management of university logo and marks.


Jackie Torok
Director of Media Relations

Areas of responsibility: Chief media officer, news media communications, media training. John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences, Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics.


Tonya D. Dixon
Director of Digital Content

Areas of responsibility: Management of university social media including oversight of subaccounts across the university, video production for online purposes. College of Education

Stephen Charles

Stephen V. Charles
Website Administrator

Areas of responsibility: Management of the university website, training of content managers across the university.


Jamie Crockett
Science Writer

Areas of responsibility: Research communications across the university, Division of Research and Economic Development, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Secondary support for College of Engineering and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


Yvonne Halley
Website/Financial Management

Areas of responsibility: Financial management of University Relations, support of university website including accessibility management and shared responsibility for content management training. 

Kevin Scalf

Kevin B. Scalf
Graphic Designer

Areas of responsibility: Graphic design for printed and digital collateral, advertising and marketing, select university interior spaces.  


Labrina VanCliff
Information and Communications Specialist

Areas of responsibility: Communications support for Office of the Provost, Division of Academic Affairs, Campus Connect newsletter. 


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University Photographer