The Department of External Relations (ER)

The Department of External Relations (ER)

The purposes of ER:

  • develops and executes data-based recruitment strategies for the Vincennes Campus;

  • establishes processes that set the basis for system-wide admissions;

  • collaborates with Institutional Research to track enrollment, pinpoint shifts, and identify changing student populations;

  • manages University branding, awareness, and strategic marketing;

  • provides the services of an in-house agency for the production of advertising and promotional materials;

  • generates public information communications and news releases;

  • promotes VU athletics;

  • offers ombudsman services and specialized communications to VU parents and families;

  • coordinates special events such as dedications, commencements, conferences, and camps;

  • partners with the University webmaster and other offices to generate the institution’s online web presence through,, and social media outlets;

  • and maintains strong collaborative relationships throughout the University system and with external organizations.

The External Relations Department can be found in Governor's Hall next to Admissions.


Contact Information

Office of External Relations

Sarah Fortune

Senior Director of External Relations

Office of Marketing

Ryan Evancoe

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Office of Marketing

Tyler Evancoe

Director of Multimedia Marketing & Analytics

Office of University Relations

Marcia Martinez

University Life Reporter and Sports Information Director

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