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

Public Information Staff:


  Rachel Rodemann Putman
Interim Director


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