The Communications Department

The Communications Department is responsible for the overall branding of the University and most print and web materials that constitute our core “graphic identity.”

This includes:

  • Official DeSales University logos
  • Our public website ( and all official social media channels, including video content
  • University marketing materials, including student recruitment materials
  • The University’s flagship publications, including the DeSales University Magazine, The DeSales University Annual Report, the Donor Giving Report, the Undergraduate & Graduate Catalogs (produced in conjunction with the Academic Affairs office)
  • Programs and invitations for University events including January and May commencements
  • Other key pieces, including program brochures, invitations, direct mail pieces, fliers, etc., for University departments including the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture, university police, and student activities.
  • Alumni and fund-raising publications for the Office of Institutional Advancement, including the Homecoming brochure, capital campaign materials, newsletters for DeSales Angels and athletic fund-raising.

Communications Staff:

Tom McNamara, executive director of Communications
President's Cabinet Member; oversees the Communications department
e: or 610-282-1100 ext. 1219

  • Janelle Hill, communications specialist
    Copy and content writing for print and web, including the DeSales Daily
    e:  or 610-282-1100 ext. 1600

  • Diane Krause, director of marketing
    Overall institutional marketing strategy and advertising agency liaison; coordinates with departments across campus on their individual budgets and strategies. Member of ICC committee.
    e: or 610-282-1100 ext: 1403

  • Kristin Laudenslager, director of web communications
    Overall web communications and social media content strategy; partners with IT Web Manager to coordinate and train web content contributors across campus. Oversees campus videographer.
    e: or 610-282-1100 ext: 1764

    • Tim Cox, videographer
      Films and edits videos for web and for special viewing occasions (presidential tours, donor events)
      e: or 610-282-1100 ext: 1452