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After careful consideration of input from Cabinet members, members of the Board of Trustees, and staff with responsibilities in the areas of recruitment, retention, marketing, public relations, and athletics, Dr. H. James Williams, President of Mount St. Joseph University, announced in June 2016 the establishment of the Division of University Communications. 

Under the direction and leadership of the Cabinet level position of Vice President for University Communications, this division was structured to include marketing, public relations, sports information, and overall responsibility for all institutional internal and external communications.  The expectation was that this restructure would result in more unified, consistent, and coherent communications, as the University embarked on a journey to articulate more clearly and “drive home” more compellingly Mount St. Joseph University’s brand to all our many existing and potential constituents.

Team Members

Amanda Absher - Graphic Designer

Tara Byrd - Web Services & Technology Manager

Kathleen Cardwell - Communications Manager

Greg Goldschmidt - Creative Services Manager

Amanda Gratsch - Web Intern

Jon Moore - Social Media Manager

Debbie Sumpter - Office Manager

Blake Watson - Sports Information Manager


Co-op students

London Bishop - Communications

Darien Bradley - Sports Information

Sasha Feldmann - Communications

Kara Marshall - Sports Information

Dustin Parker - Sports Information

James Vinson - Sports Information

MSJ Brand Documents
Writing: Style Guide (.pdf, 227K)

The Mount St. Joseph University Style Guide was created to promote consistency and professionalism across all university communications (print and digital, external and internal). As a general best practice, this guide follows the standards put forth in The Associated Press Stylebook, though there are also usage rules unique to the Mount. The style guide is maintained by the Division of University Communications and is updated regularly. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Kathleen Cardwell at 513-244-4330 or

Brand Messaging handout (.pdf, 81K)
Brand Messaging strategy (.pdf, 1784K)
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