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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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University Public Affairs helps Virginia Commonwealth University communicate with the general public by working with news media regionally, nationally and internationally, and by providing other communications services.

We are a 24-hour operation. For news emergencies after hours, page us at (804) 759-7675. During normal business hours, call our main line at (804) 828-1231 or contact any of the individual staff members listed below.

University Public Affairs

Founder's Hall
  • Founders Hall
  • 827 West Franklin Street
  • P.O. Box 842041
  • Richmond, Virginia 23284-2041
  • Phone: (804) 828-1231
  • Fax: (804) 828-2018
  • Email:


For media inquiries, contact one of the University Public Affairs staff members below. The news topics they are responsible for are included with their listing.

Anne L. Buckley, APR
  • Anne L. Buckley, APR
  • Senior director
  • Phone: (804) 828-6052
  • VCU, VCU Medical Center
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Sathya Achia Abraham
  • Sathya Achia Abraham
  • Public relations specialist/science writer
  • Phone: (804) 828-1231
  • Research, hard science, Across the Spectrum blog
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Carrie Carroll
  • Carrie Carroll
  • Administrative public relations specialist
  • Phone: (804) 827-0890
  • TelegRAM, general assignment
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Frances Dumenci, APR
  • Frances Dumenci, APR
  • Public relations manager, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and VCU Medical Center chief of bureau
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Research, VCU Innovation Gateway, Office of Research, Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center, Center on Society and Health, Across the Spectrum blog

  • Frances Dumenci, APR

    In memoriam: It is with great sadness that we share the news that Frances Dumenci passed away on June 4, 2014. She will be tremendously missed by the VCU and VCU Health System community.

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Tom Gresham
  • Tom Gresham
  • Assistant director, news
  • Phone: (804) 828-6051
  • VCU News website, weekly e-newsletter
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Cassie Williams Jones
  • Cassie Williams Jones
  • Public relations specialist
  • Phone: (804) 828-7028
  • VCU Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Pauley Heart Center, Evans-Haynes Burn Center, Hume Lee Transplant Center, Virginia Treatment Center for Children, VCU Dental Care, VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence
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Brian McNeill
  • Brian McNeill
  • Public relations specialist
  • Phone: (804) 827-0889
  • College of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Business Services, School of Social Work, VCU Libraries
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Eric Peters
  • Eric Peters
  • Public relations specialist
  • Phone: (804) 828-0563
  • Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health Professions and Dentistry; VCU Life Sciences; Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences; Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies; Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics; Center for Interprofessional Education
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  • Michael R. Porter, APR
  • Assistant director of public affairs
  • Phone: (804) 828-7037
  • Division of Community Engagement, Global Education Office, Division of Student Affairs, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Facilities Management
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Megan Schmidt
  • Megan Schmidt
  • Administrative public relations specialist
  • Phone: (804) 827-0218
  • Office of Sustainability, general assignment
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Leila Ugincius
  • Leila Ugincius
  • Public relations specialist, social media manager
  • Phone: (804) 828-2725
  • School of the Arts, School of Business, VCU Brandcenter, Parking and Transportation, TelegRAM, social media, intern program, FOIA coordinator
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Other public relations contacts

These staff members are responsible for public relations in specialized areas at VCU.

Additional University Public Affairs staff

Jennifer Carmean
  • Jennifer Carmean
  • Director of communications for university initiatives
  • Phone: (804) 828-4645
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Elinor Frisa
  • Elinor Frisa
  • VCU home page manager
  • Phone: (804) 827-2802
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Tristana Nesvig Trani
  • Tristana Nesvig Trani
  • Assistant director of social strategy and integration
  • Phone: (804) 828-3043
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