Marketing, PR and Govt Affairs

Marketing, Public Relations, and Government Affairs

The mission of the San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department is to communicate the story of San Jacinto College through graphic images, Web content, advertising, publications, and other communications and media. The department has numerous responsibilities that serve faculty, staff, and students.

The department is responsible for the content and creation of all College advertising. This includes print advertising, television and radio commercials, outdoor boards, digital and interactive, and social media advertising. All College and departmental advertising requests must come through this office.

Contact: Janet Cowey, 281-991-2603

Employee business cards, stationery, and name badges can be ordered online through the college e-store.
Contact: Dana Eifert, 281-998-6152
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The department coordinates public relations events such as official visits, press conferences, formal presentations, and Foundation gatherings. Staff also creates and distributes materials associated with these events and activities.

Contact: Hollie Fulsom, 281-998-6315

The department represents the College through government affairs with national, state, and local elected officials.

Contact: Teri Crawford, 281-998-6151

The department creates, designs, and publishes a number of materials targeted to the internal San Jacinto College community including employee news, crisis communications, and the Watercooler, an online publication designed for faculty and staff. Employees are encouraged to submit news to the Watercooler and subscribe to the RSS feed to receive news in their inbox as it happens.

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The department works closely with local, state, and national media on San Jacinto College stories. These include articles and features covering athletics, academic and technical programs, student and faculty success, College initiatives, and crisis communications. Request a story or event coverage through one of the contacts below.

Director: Amanda L. Booren, 281-998-6160
Central Campus and CPD Contact: Jeannie Peng-Armao, 281-991-2633
North Campus Contact: Rob Vanya, 281-998-2616
South Campus Contact: Andrea Vasquez, 281-998-6173
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The department is responsible for documenting important events and for distributing photography to be used in news stories, newsletters, and other publications.

Contact: Amanda L. Booren, 281-998-6160

The department assists with artwork needed when ordering promotional items, awards, and clothing.

Contact: Janet Cowey, 281-991-2603
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The department creates, designs, and oversees the printing of materials such as (but not limited to) schedules, catalogs, student handbooks, cluster brochures, posters, flyers, programs, direct mail, banners, and invitations.

Contact: Janet Cowey, 281-991-2603
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How to Request Public Information

While there is no strict form required to request public information, there are certain guidelines that must be met.

1.  Your request must be in writing. Only written requests trigger the College's obligation under the Public Information Act.

2.  Your request should be for documents or other information that is already in existence. The College is not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with a continuing request to supply future information. The College is not required to create a document, report, or other information not in existence under the Public Information Act.

3.  Requests should be addressed to the College Public Information Officer. Requests made by facsimile or electronic mail must be addressed to the Public Information Officer in order to trigger an obligation under the Public Information Act.

Contact Information for the San Jacinto College Public Information Officer

Teri Crawford

Vice Chancellor for Marketing, PR, and Government Affairs

4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 210

Pasadena, TX 77504

Please copy Ms. Dana Eifert at if sending the written request via electronic mail.


Providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority at San Jacinto College. In light of the tragic situations in recent years at other colleges, the San Jacinto College has partnered with Blackboard Connect to create SJC AlertMe, which will contact members of
the College community through email, voice, and text messages in the event of an emergency situation.
You must sign up and opt-in to receive voice and/or text messages.

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College Emergency Information Line: 1-888-845-5288
Campus phone: ext. 5555 | Cell phone: 281-476-9128

The department is responsible for creating, maintaining, and monitoring the College's main social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, InstagramLinkedIn, Tumblr, PinterestFlickr, and YouTube. Social Media guidelines for faculty and staff are available on the website. If you are interested in creating a social media presence, please review the guidelines before contacting the social media coordinator.

Contact: Scylla Lopez, 281-991-2602
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The department creates, edits, and publishes content for the College’s website. For help with training on how to update department Web pages, contact the Web content manager.

Contact: Linda Harrison, 281-998-6155