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Office of Communications

Chief Communications Officer
Matt Gerien

Director of Strategic Communications
Dylan Sandifer

Media Relations Manager
Dionne Chalmers

What We Do

The Office of Communications, a unit of the Division of Enrollment and Communications, has been charged with providing guidance for admissions and advancement marketing, enhancing Rhodes’ reputation and national profile, and telling those stories that further the Rhodes Vision.

Media On Campus

Members of the media are welcome to campus to cover events open to the general public. Permission must be given in advance before media can access campus to conduct interviews, investigate stories, or shoot video or photography. Contact either the Chief Communications Officer or Dionne Chalmers, Media Relations Manager, at Once permission is granted, the Office of Communications will notify Campus Safety, who will then allow media members on campus.


Rhodes magazine is published three times a year—fall, spring, and summer—for alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the college. It contains news and profiles of alumni, faculty and students along with a lengthy alumni news section. To submit story suggestions or comments, email Tracy Patterson, Director of Alumni Relations, at or (901) 843-3856

To submit alumni news (including marriages, births, and obituaries) or to update your contact information, contact Tracy Patterson, Director of Alumni Relations, at or (901) 843-3856. You may also send your information to


For information or inquiries regarding athletics, contact Danielle Donze, Sports Information Director at or (901) 843-3063.


To promote or inquire about alumni activites, contact Tracy Patterson, Director of Alumni Relations, at or (901) 843-3856.