Marketing & Public Relations
The Office of Marketing & Public Relations at Chandler-Gilbert Community College is located in the east end of the B-wing Administrative offices on the Pecos Campus.
Marketing & Public Relations focuses on promoting CGCC's programs and services through a combination of media relations, and the development and creation of strategically placed messaging and advertising. Our goals are to create greater awareness of CGCC's programs and services, attract prospective students to the college, and enhance the college's professional and educational image both internally and throughout our community. We work closely with various departments throughout the college to develop news stories, advertising, and marketing materials specifically targeted towards achieving these goals.
Public Relations serves as CGCC's voice to the external community. We build relationships with those involved within our college, community groups, and members of the local media. Our goal is to maintain a good working and up-to-date knowledge of CGCC's programs, students, and events so that we can positively relay that information to the Valley's print and electronic media. We do this by establishing open relationships with reporters and editors and by using various methods to get our messages out, including news releases, media alerts, public service announcements, social media, fact sheets, and calendar announcements. We also develop and "pitch" story ideas for general news or features about CGCC's people and programs for potential local and/or national media coverage. Please note that all calls or queries from the media should be immediately referred to Cathy Chlarson at (480) 732-7030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations also produces the monthly student/community newsletter, Connection.
Marketing & Public Relations collaborates with many departments within the college to ensure a unified look and message is presented to the public through the creation of materials such as the college catalog, class schedules, program brochures, posters, and flyers, which also serve as major marketing tools.