Marketing and Communications serve as St. John’s in-house marketing agency. Our team of experienced professionals works in partnership with the University’s academic and administrative units to support the institution's enrollment and advancement goals and to promote awareness of St. John’s brand.
The office provides strategic marketing development through a variety of resources: editorial (including copywriting, editing, and proofreading support), design, photography, digital (including website, video, and social media support), media planning, and external printing services. MarComm also produces University-wide communications vehicles including Noteworthy; posts on electronic campus signage (e-boards); handles inbound marketing initiatives, and maintains the University brand guidelines.
An account director is assigned to every college/department and is the first point of contact to access all office services. To identify the account director for your area, please contact Lucy Traverso at 718-990-7587.
Marketing and Communications
University Center, Room A
Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Brand[email protected]
Senior Associate Director
Associate Director, Marketing
Nicole M. Bertram-Secor
Elena M. Damiani
Senior Associate Editorial Director
Stephen T. Vivona
Meg Nugent Dwyer
Stephanie M. Petrellese
Odaris M. Ithier
Senior Associate Art Director
Director, Graphic Design
Jennifer L. Rouse
Senior Graphic Designer
Jad N. Nammour
Digital Media Producer
Marketing and Communications promotes the people, programs, and achievements of St. John’s University through a wide range of print and online publications.
The stjohns.edu homepage contains a wide range of feature stories, photo galleries, profiles, and multimedia pieces that promote the accomplishments of the University, students, faculty, and alumni.
Marketing and Communications produces and delivers a variety of email messages to both internal and external audiences, including Noteworthy. Please provide at least two send dates when requesting an email; there is a limit of four emails per day. Note that the Office of Marketing and Communications withholds the right to delay the release of emails for high-priority communications such as emergency alerts and/or presidential messages.
Marketing and Communications develops a wide range of videos that promote the University, individual colleges, and our students and faculty. Follow the University's YouTube page for samples of our work.
By producing and managing social media content for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Marketing and Communications engages a variety of audiences on behalf of the University.
Using a combination of paid search and social media ads, retargeting messages, and branding initiatives, we connect with our audience online and through mobile devices.
Photographers from Marketing and Communications cover a wide range of University events and activities both on campus and offsite. Their work can be found accompanying homepage feature stories, in online photo galleries, and in various St. John’s marketing pieces.