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Communications & Marketing

In our office, we:

  • publicize the university's latest news and events
  • handle all media relations 
  • publish our award-winning alumni magazine, Portraits
  • develop marketing/communications plans for campus offices, programs and events 
  • manage our social media outlets, including FacebookTwitter, YouTube and Instagram
  • provide communications and marketing counsel to the campus community
  • maintain the university's website
  • serve as the university's spokesperson
  • oversee all of the university's advertising and communications
  • assist with emergency planning

Our staff consists of:  

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Pat Frantz Cercone

Cercone, Pat Frantz

Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

Communications and Marketing

Email: pfc6@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-7505

Location: 231 Hanley Library

Laurie Dufford

Dufford, Laurie

Administrative Assistant

Communications and Marketing

Email: ldufford@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-5275

Location: 134 Hanley Library

Sydney Herdle

Herdle, Sydney

Social Media Strategist

Communications & Marketing

Email: snherdle@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-584-0611

Location: Hanley Library

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McQuade, Mike

Web Programmer

Communications and Marketing

Email: mcquade3@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-7656

Location: 238 Hanley Library

James Pascarella

Pascarella, James

Web Manager

Communications and Marketing

Email: jjp38@pitt.edu

Phone: 1-814-362-7954

Location: 155 Hanley Library

Kimberly Weinberg

Weinberg, Kimberly

Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

Communications and Marketing

Email: kmw61@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-0248

Location: 154 Hanley Library