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Public Relations

Institutional Advancement is responsible for community relations and for promoting and marketing Philander Smith College, as well as its many programs and services, to a wide variety of college constituencies. Our primary objectives are to:

  • Maintain an image of quality in all publications
  • Special events
  • The web site and other communications
  • Provide timely, accurate and readable information to the public about the programs and services of the college
  • Relate to the media and public officials on behalf of the college, providing information that supports the mission of the institution

The Office of Public Relations is the major protector and promoter of the Philander Smith image, concerning itself with the obvious, such as college publications, the Web site, events and media relations, as well as providing major input regarding the College's signage, colors, logo, banners, use of facilities by outside groups, landscaping and other matters that affect the public's perception of the institution.

For more information about Philander Smith or for media-related inquiries,

Michael Hutchinson
Director for Public Relations and Marketing
(501) 370-5310