Public Relations and Photo Services

The Office of Branding, Marketing and Communication coordinates and oversees all media and public relations activities including, but not limited to:

  • Facilitating media inquiries
  • Determining University information to disseminate to the media
  • Serving as or assigning an expert spokesperson as appropriate

If you have a media pitch, news release or crisis communication issue you would like assistance with, or general writing/editing and publication advice, we are here to help. Also, if you think you have an exciting piece for one of our many internal and external publications, please reach out to us. We’re always looking for great ideas!

Learn how to share your news at Murray State

Our PR/Communications Team

Shawn Touney
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
429 Sparks Hall
Parker Franklin
Communications Specialist
429 Sparks Hall
Mindy Wagner
Administrative Assistant
429 Sparks Hall

Faculty experts

The University employs countless faculty and staff who are experts in their chosen subject field. Our office is happy to assist you and learn more about your media request. Please e-mail or call (270) 809-4437.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Please note that all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests must be directed to