Public Information Department

The Communications Office at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, has the primary responsibility of serving as the liaison between news media and the campus community and handling strategic communications for UAFS.
The Communications Office:
  • Researches, writes, and edits news releases and public service announcements for distribution to a variety of print and Web-based publications, as well as radio and television stations.
  • Arranges and handles logistics for interviews with faculty, staff or students as media representatives request them.
  • Manages UAFS News on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith website by posting news releases, taking or selecting photographs to accompany articles and designing the photo space for each release.
  • Writes articles, fact sheets, letters and statements for UAFS as needed.
  • Develops strategic plans for internal and external communications.
  • Coordinates social media strategy and policy.

The Associate Director for Strategic Communications is:
Rachel Rodemann Putman
(479) 788-7132

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