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Communications and Public Relations Committee 2017

Annual Report 2016-2017 

Lori Haight, chair (March 2017 – present)

Kelli Raker, past chair (July 2016 – February 2017)

June 12, 2017


2016-2017 Members:

Phillip Edwards, Center for Faculty Excellence

Lori Haight, School of Information and Library Science

Shannon Harvey, UNC Global (maternity leave since February)

Dawna Jones, Office of Dean of Students

Ashley Molesworth

Jackie Overton, Public Safety

Michael Penny, School of Media and Journalism

Kelli Raker, Student Wellness (left the University in February 2017)

Greg Smith, Physics and Astronomy

Katie Turner, Faculty Governance

Suzanne Woodward, UNC Center for Maternal & Infant Health

Charles Streeter, EO, Chair of the Forum

Matt Banks, Employee Forum



  • Continued to publish our InTouch monthly e-newsletter across campus
  • Actively used our FaceBook page
  • Stayed active on Twitter, including live tweeting Employee Forum general meetings
  • Maintained website updates as needed
  • Continued to use Listservs – Divisional emails, new employee emails is a future goal


  • Starting our 4th year of monthly Book Club meetings, organized by Dawna Jones
  • Hosted our 3rd annual Social Media Scavenger Hunt on Employee Appreciation Day in October
  • Held a Twitter basics class with Andy Bechtel, School of Media and Journalism in the fall
  • Future goal to provide an Instagram or Snap Chat class for employees next year
  • Helping to plan the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Employee Forum in October

Collaboration and Advocacy:

  • Assisted the Membership and Assignments committee with promotion of delegate elections
  • Assisted the Community Service ad hoc committee by highlighting events in the e-newsletter
  • Assisted the Recognition and Awards committee by promoting the selection process
  • Assisted the publicity for the Carolina Family Scholarships and Janet B. Royster award
  • Still waiting to see if there will be a Rebecca Clark award announced at University Day 2017




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