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Social Media Staff

Professional Staff

University Communications & Marketing Social Media Staff

Bryan Cain

Bryan Cain

Executive Director of Marketing at Oakland University overseeing web, social media, and marketing strategy with an annual marketing budget of more than $5 million. As a faculty member in communication studies and marketing, works to integrate theory into marketing practice.

Colleen Campbell

Colleen Campbell

Social media and digital PR strategist, curating and creating content for @oaklandu's digital publishing platforms. Engaging the entire community — not just the social one — to tell the #ThisIsOU story and take action on insights gleaned through social media.

Kathleen Buchanan

Kathleen VanHarken

Web content strategist for more than 20,000 pages across more than 250 sections of the site. Content creator and community engagement, finding and telling the #ThisIsOU story with @oaklandu official social media channels.

Jason Willis

Jason Willis

Interactive designer, creating the visuals and interactive media that tell the OU story for the university's marketing campaigns. Specializing in infographics, compelling video stories, and photography. 


Jon-Paul Bakaric

Account manager and marketing coordinator for all student groups and student oriented departments, alumni and over 25 other departments around Oakland University’s campus. Experienced project manager, copy writer, licensing expert and client advocate.

Internship Opportunities

The University Communications and Marketing internship is selective and competitive.  Our interns have gone up in the Elliott Tower and other exclusive locations on campus, get behind-the-scenes access, participate in major branding initiatives, and much more. Interns get a well-rounded experience in marketing and communications, including social media. Some responsibilities include: 

  • Generating social media ideas that contribute to the University’s strategic goals
  • Storyboard Snapchat stories and full-length video productions
  • Gather information, photos, videos as needed for campaigns and social posts
  • Collect and analyze results

All internship opportunities are posted on Handshake when available. Not seeing it listed but still want to get involved? Email a resume and cover letter to