The Office of University Communications and Public Affairs builds public understanding, recognition and support for CSU Dominguez Hills by shaping the image and voice of the University through coordinated communications strategies and media relations that position the University as an important urban center for teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service.
University Communications functions as a full-service creative agency for institutional communications; print, Web, and electronic publications; marketing; and advertising.
Media Relations professionals work with journalists seeking information about the university, and help the administration, faculty and staff publicize university news. The office is responsible for communicating official university positions on issues of general, campus-wide impact or significance, as well as crisis communications during a critical or emergency situation.
Faculty and staff with news and story ideas should contact one of the public affairs individuals listed below, the only authorized contacts with media. Members of the press must work through this office to reach faculty or staff.
Communications/Public Affairs Staff Contacts
Director of University Communications and Public Affairs
Email Brenda Knepper or call (310) 243-2001
Associate Director of University Communications and Public Affairs
DATELINE Editor and Media Relations Specialist
Email Amy Bentley-Smith or call (310)243-2455
Email Laura Perdew or call (310) 243-2740
Visual Communications Staff Contacts
and Media Production Specialist
Email Gary Kuwahara or call (310) 243-3011
Email Rachel Granneman or call (310) 243-2897