Communications

Communications The Communications Focus Area is supported by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs (OCPA), Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Office of Community Engagement, and schools. The table below identifies the RTF focus area status of each recommendation or decision followed by a membership roster including the primary and deputy focus area leader. The following initiatives have been approved by senior leadership to move forward as part of the COVID-19 Recovery process.

Communications Video Update

UMB COVID-19 Recovery website

Completed

Decision or RecommendationDate ApprovedExpected Completion
Building an audience-based UMB COVID-19 Recovery website 6/17/2020 7/8/2020 

COVID-19 Recovery section for The Elm and Elm Weekly

Completed

Decision or RecommendationDate ApprovedExpected Completion
Building a specific COVID-19 Recovery section for The Elm and Elm Weekly to effectively communicate a recap of specific information pertaining to the COVID-19 Recovery 6/17/2020 7/3/2020

 

Mobile App Push Notifications

In Progress

DescriptionDate Approved Expected Completion
Building an Opt-In Mobile App Push Notification System to effectively communicate specific time-sensitive information pertaining to the COVID-19 Recovery 6/17/2020 Summer 2020

Identify a contract for a Universitywide virtual events platform

In Progress

DescriptionDate Approved Expected Completion 
  • To move forward with putting a subcommittee together to identify a contract for a Universitywide virtual events platform that would meet the diverse event needs across UMB
6/17/2020  

Identify a contract for a Universitywide translation/closed captioning services

In Progress

DescriptionDate Approved

Expected Completion

  • Move forward with putting a subcommittee together to identify a contract for a Universitywide translation/closed captioning services that would meet the diverse event needs across UMB
6/17/2020  

Universitywide virtual campus tour

In Progress

DecriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Move forward with putting a subcommittee together to identify a contract for a Universitywide virtual campus tour vendor that would meet the diverse needs across UMB
6/17/2020  

Focus Area Roster

Primary Focus Area Leader


Laura Kozak, MA
Associate Vice President
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Deputy Focus Area Leader

Becky Ceraul
Assistant Dean of Communications and Marketing
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

 

Focus Area Members

Cherita Adams, MBA, MS
Assistant Dean for Administration & Strategic Initiatives
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Adrianne Arthur 
Executive Director
UM Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State  

Ayamba Ayuk-Brown 
Office Manager
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Michelle Boardman 
Director of Social Marketing
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Matt Conn 
Assistant Dean of Communications
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Keith Groves, DMin, MPC
Executive Director | Institutional Advancement
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Chris Hardwick
Assistant Dean for Public Affairs & Communications
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Nick Kouwenhoven, MBA
Executive Director, Academy of Lifelong Learning
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Lisa Lebovitz, JD
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs & Assessment
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Alex Likowski 
Executive Director of Media Relations
Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Monica Maggiano 
Director of Leadership Communications
Office of the President
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Carin Morrell, MA
Public Information Officer 
Police Department | Office of Emergency Management
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Joanne Morrison 
Director of Marketing
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Colleen Stanley 
Director of Marketing, Communications, and Digital Strategy
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law 

Emily Winkler 
Benefits Manager
Human Resource Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Libby Zay 
Senior Marketing and Digital Media Specialist
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Legal Advisors

Susan Gillette, JD
Vice President and General Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Alana Kyriakakis, JD 
General Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore