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University Communications
West Hall
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

For urgent media inquiries on weekends, nights and holidays call 989-774-3197.

Communications staff

Sherry Knight
Associate Vice President, University Communications

Heather L. Smith
Director, Communications

Jeff Johnston
Managing Editor

Areas: Our CMU, education, human services, facilities management

Gary Piatek
Assistant Director, Communications

Areas: Health professions, STEM, science and engineering, medicine, neuroscience, libraries

Ari Harris
Assistant Director, Communications

Areas: Social/behavioral sciences, humanities, business, Volunteer Center, institutional diversity, leadership

Emily Stulz
Assistant Director, Social Media and Communications

Areas: Communication, fine arts, music, theatre, international affairs

Steve Jessmore
Assistant Director, Photos and Image Marketing

Paul Henderson
Assistant Director, Video Production

Erick Fredendall
Social Media and Content Manager

Athletics communications

Jim Knight
Assistant Athletic Director, Communications and Marketing​

CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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