Members of the Office of Community, Communication and Events team (left to right): Tracy Agostarola, Dawn Ramos, Nia Davis,
David W. Brown, Amanda Stankiewicz, Lucy Lu and Lisa Simon
The Office of Community, Communication and Events is your guide to getting the word to the Klein community and across campus. Formerly the Office of Strategic Communication and Marketing, the team has expanded to provide one central hub for messaging, communication, events and more.
At the beginning of the calendar year, Dean David Boardman restructured how Klein College of Media and Communication would handle recruitment and communication.
Those responsibilities would be split between Maggie Lewis, vice dean for student success, and David Brown, then serving as the diversity advisor to the Office of the Dean.
Maggie would oversee recruitment, and David was named to a new position of assistant dean for community and communication, which includes diversity, equity and inclusion, special initiatives for Klein College and all its efforts that position Klein as one of the top communication schools in the country.
Please get to know the members of our team below.
David W. Brown (he/him)
Assistant Dean of Community and Communication
With his decades of experience in advertising and public relations, David is the bridge of communication between department leadership, the Dean’s Office and the communication team. He plays an informative role in shaping the overall strategic plan for Klein College and assists in the formation and lasting impact of key community organizations. He also ensures that the six C’s (curriculum, collaboration, community, communication, capital and construction) and diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of Klein’s mission and messaging.
Dawn Ramos (she/her)
Director of Administration and Events
Skilled in event strategy and planning, Dawn is your go-to for anything event-related at Klein College and oversees administration coordination for faculty and staff through the Dean’s Office. She manages the planning and execution of all Klein events, assisting you with coordinating logistics such as date availability, accommodations, signage and more. Her guidance and collaboration with the event host helps other team members produce branded marketing materials for promotions and marketing.
Amanda Stankiewicz (she/her)
Director of Marketing and Communication
With an extensive strategic marketing and communication background, Amanda collaborates closely with Klein College leadership and Temple University partners. Amanda supervises our social and web identity, graphic design, marketing coordinators and external sponsors, suppliers and vendors. She is responsible for the marketing direction and brand outcomes throughout Klein College and our communication to ensure strategic themes, brand and guidelines are always consistent. She leads, creates and oversees marketing, advertising and communication strategies and production across Klein media—from our websites, prints, videos and more!
NiaLaren “Nia” Davis (she/her)
Responsible for bringing the Klein brand to life through clear, engaging copy, Nia acts as a writer, editor and proofreader for marketing collateral such as web copy, print and digital marketing, social media and a variety of internal and external electronic communication. She also maintains our social media presence, keeping Klein up to date on trends and engaging content while ensuring departmental offerings and curricular benefits are relayed accurately and effectively. She collaborates with a variety of departments to brainstorm and create communication and content to strengthen and expand Klein’s digital reach.
Lucy Lu (she/her)
Marketing Strategy Analyst
Lucy is the lead marketing strategy analyst who has joined our team to support recruitment goals and marketing tactics. Her main priorities will be the planning, buying, optimizing, and measuring of all paid advertising and direct marketing. Lucy provides insights into the international and prospective student markets and will use that to develop strategies and tactics for generating leads for enrollment and maintaining those leads throughout matriculation. Her research and data analysis will ensure that Klein is productive and proactive in all of our recruitment, enrollment and retention efforts.
The Office of Community, Communication and Events also includes part-time members who dedicate their time and skills to Klein College in many ways.
Tracy Agostarola (she/her), assistant professor of instruction, creates all of our graphic design content. With an extensive background in the advertising industry, she uses visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate our audiences through print and digital media. Her strong portfolio enables her to be a true asset throughout Klein.
Lisa Simon (she/her), adjunct professor, has taken on the media relations role for our team and puts our messaging forth with reliable outside news sources and agencies to increase our audience potential. With a proven record of accomplishment at her own public relations firm, Lisa assists in the development and execution of external brand-building and promotional content.
Emma Paige (she/her) is an early childhood and elementary education student who has completed over 100 news stories for Klein College as our student staff writer. Emma has integrated herself into the Klein community and has continued to showcase our students, faculty and staff over the years.
Those looking to plan an event are encouraged to contact us at kleinevents[at]temple.edu
If you have a faculty/staff, alumni or student story that needs to be heard, please let us know at kleincomm[at]temple.edu or amandas[at]temple.edu
We look forward to helping you strategize, plan and produce the materials to have a successful semester and year!