Media Relations

The Office of Marketing & Public Relations is responsible for enhancing and advancing the reputation of Philander Smith College. The office is responsible for:

  • General inquiries about the college and its affairs;

  • Coordinating and responding to inquiries from members of the media;

  • Advising, when requested, on the preparation of printed materials;

  • Assisting with special events;

  • Coordinating the production of internal and external bulletins and magazines;

  • Questions regarding the official logo and its usage (graphic standards);

  • Coordinating and designing all College advertisement and marketing matierals;

  • Coordinating community relations activities.

Media Access to Campus & Credentials
If you are planning to cover a story that requires contact with any member of the Philander Smith faculty, staff, or student body you must contact the Office of Marketing & Public Relations at (501) 370-5310 for proper clearance.  

Reporters or media outlets wishing to conduct photo or video shoots on campus must also obtain proper clearance from the Office of Marketing & Public Relations. No media outlet will be permitted to bring any camera or recording devices on campus without prior notification. No on-campus live shots will be permitted of broadcast crews who have not received prior consent.

Faculty Sources on Call
When news breaks or you’re tracking a trend, let a Philander Smith College expert add depth to your story. The Office of Marketing & Public Relations can match reporters with knowledgeable faculty experts. 

Need Access to one of our faculty or administrators?

Please contact Jennelle Primm at
(501) 370-5310 or via e-mail at