Media Relations

Media Inquiries

  • Please refer local and regional media inquiries and interview requests to Erica Turman (eturman@wlu.edu or 540.458.8954).
  • Refer national and international media inquiries and interview requests to Drewry Sackett (dsackett@wlu.edu or 540.458.8459).

Media Assistance

  • Contact Erica Turman, assistant director of internal communications, (eturman@wlu.edu or 540.458.8954) for:
    • Promotion of on-campus events to the campus community and local/regional media
    • Promotion of faculty, staff and student news, announcements, and accomplishments on The Columns, and to local, regional and hometown media
    • Requests to be added to the Daily News Brief distribution
  • Contact Drewry Sackett, associate director of communications and public affairs, (dsackett@wlu.edu or 540.458.8459) for:
    • Editing and placing op-eds
    • Requesting media training or assistance in preparing for media interviews
    • Pitching news stories to national and trade media
    • Guidance on media relations, and crisis, reputational or other communication issues