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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

Want to get paid to be a part of Oakland University’s most important social media initiative? Excel as a member of the Social Media Street Team and you’ll be first in line for PAID internships! 

  • Act as liaison between the social media staff and the street team membership
  • Coordinate events and communications with the general membership and campus community. Write and distribute corresponding messaging that will:
    • promote Street Team activities on OU’s social platforms
    • promote Street Team initiatives
    • promote campus life and news that the Street Team wishes to amplify
  • Manage all aspects of the Grizzorgs portal including, but not limited to:
    • create event listings and invite members
    • post messages, updates and photos
  • Generate social media ideas that contribute to the University’s strategic goals
  • Storyboard campaigns
  • Gather information, photos, videos as needed for campaigns
  • Collect and analyze campaign results

University Communications & Marketing lists all internship opportunities on Handshake