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University Communications and Marketing

Anibal House
630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3184
social@oakland.edu

University Communications and Marketing

Anibal House
630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3184
social@oakland.edu

About OU Social Media

Social Media Staff

Oakland University's Social Media Team is housed within the University Communications and Marketing Department. The team manages Oakland University's main accounts (@oaklandu), maintains social media guidelines for OU-affiliated accounts, and provides social media consultation for the campus community. 

Contact one of the team members individually, or email social@oakland.edu

Professional Staff

Jon-Paul Bakaric

Account Director

@jonpaulbakaric

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.

Sarah Griffith

Interactive Media Specialist

Creates interactive media for Oakland University – including photography, videos and graphic design. Assists in managing the official @oaklandu social media channels.

Todd Nucci

Director of Marketing

Manages the strategic direction of University Communications and Marketing.

Kathleen VanHarken

Digital Strategy Manager

@KVanHarken

Leads and maintains the strategic direction and development of all university-wide social media initiatives and manages Oakland University's reputation in the online space. Leveraging social media to build a community of storytellers to spread the authentic #ThisIsOU story with @oaklandu official social media channels.

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 social@oakland.edu