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College Relations

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The Office of College Relations supports and promotes the mission of Smith College by actively building and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with the college’s various constituents. Through strategic print and digital communications, event management and program development, the Office of College Relations seeks to foster a better understanding of and support for the priorities of Smith in communities including prospective students and alumnae, as well as local, regional and national government representatives and media outlets.

Points of Pride

Smith students, alumnae, faculty and parents are vital ambassadors for the college. “Speaking of Smith” provides up-to-date points of pride and distinction you can use when you talk about the college to prospective students, families and other interested audiences.

The Office of College Relations communicates the mission, values, image and news of Smith College. It does this through print publications, admission marketing materials, digital communications, videos, social media, websites and outreach to the media.

Included among the stable of materials produced by the office are the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, the Grécourt Gate news and information site, the Notes from Paradise e-newsletter to alumnae, admission marketing materials, the NewsTracker news aggregator, videos and eDigest.

The editors, writers, graphic designers, event planners and digital media specialists on the college relations staff offer consultative services to assist campus departments with publicity projects and special events, and it ensures that the college's visual identity program is administered across all of the college's internal and external communications.


Garrison Hall

Garrison Hall, at 42 West Street, houses the primary college relations and public affairs offices, the editorial staff, the news office, alumnae engagement and campaign communications.

Phone: 413-585-2170

Sam Masinter
Interim Vice President for Public Affairs

Lauren Anderson
Content Production Coordinator

Lars Asbornsen
Director of Constituent Communications

Jeffrey Baker
Associate Director for New Media

Christina Barber-Just
Associate Editor, Smith Alumnae Quarterly

Cheryl Dellecese
Associate Director, Print/New Media

Jan Ebbets
Editor, Print and Online Publications

Elise Gibson
Editor, Smith Alumnae Quarterly

Rachael Hagerstrom
Social Media Manager

Marti Hobbes
Administrative Assistant

John MacMillan
Editorial Director, Alumnae Communications

Stacey Schmeidel
Director of Media Relations

Barbara Solow
Assistant Director for News

30 Belmont

This office houses the visual communications and web and print development and design staff. 

Phone: 413-585-2180

Michael Byrne
Communications Manager

Ashavan Doyon
Administrative Assistant for Communications

Eileen Dunn
Communications Editor

Jane Majkiewicz
Digital Content Specialist

Brian Stoffer
Web Program Manager

Michael Yargeau
Senior Web Developer and Systems Engineer

Megan Young
Web Development and Design Specialist

51 College Lane

The Events Management Office and Conference Center are at the intersection of College Lane and Green Street.

Phone: 413-585-2669

Peg Pitzer
Director of Events Management

Steve Campbell
Assistant Director, Events Management

Rhonda Davis
Summer and External Events Manager

Andrea Fernandes
Associate Director, Events Management

Amy Joseph
Events Coordinator

Kathy San Antonio
Events and Scheduling Systems Administrator

Jessica Vallone
Conference Center Manager