Media Relations

Media Inquiries

  • Please refer all media inquiries and interview requests to Drewry Sackett ( or 540.458.8459).

Media Assistance

Contact Drewry Sackett, associate director of communications and public affairs, ( 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
  • 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