Johnson C. Smith University encourages print and broadcast media to visit campus to meet with faculty, staff, students and the administration. The Department of University Communications and Marketing is the point of contact for media outlets with questions about the University, and our office arranges news conferences and visits for reporters and production crews, in addition to gathering background information for interviews.

Please arrange an interview in advance by contacting the assistant director of University Communications and Marketing, Jennifer Gaskins, at (704) 330-1338 or jgaskins@jcsu.edu. You may also call 704-378-1032.

For sports information please contact Lamont Hinson at (704) 378-1118  or lhinson@jcsu.edu.

Media needing to access low- and high-resolution photography may visit the official JCSU photo library for easy access.

Faculty and Staff Experts

The University has a wide range of faculty and staff experts who are available for interviews on local, regional, national and international issues. If an area of interest is not found on the list, reporters may contact University Communications and Marketing at (704) 330-1338.

Members of faculty and staff at Johnson C. Smith University who are contacted by the media should first notify University Communications and Marketing with the reporter’s contact information, information request and deadline.

Media relations preparation and training are provided through UCM, as well as management of press conferences and events.