Who We Are

List of staff in IT, Marketing, and Communications
 

Administration

Technology Services

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Bailey, Kevin J.
Assistant Dean
Chief Information Officer
kjbailey@syr.edu

Bailey is assistant dean for marketing/communications and chief information officer for the Whitman School of Management. He is responsible for leading the Whitman Technology Services, Marketing, and Communications team, a customer-focused group that delivers innovative, efficient, and effective technology, communications and marketing solutions to advance the teaching, research, learning and outreach missions of the school and works to sustain and enhance the school’s presence in the field of business education. The combined marketing, communications and technology team is comprised of professional staff responsible for marketing the school’s programs, internal and external communications, web development, systems administration, computer services, student computing, media services and instructional technologies.



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Howell, Kerri
Director of Communications and Media Relations
kdhowell@syr.edu

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders. By forging relationships with local, regional and national media outlets to showcase the school’s programs and academics, she plays a critical role in strengthening the reputation of the Whitman brand. 

Kerri most recently served as the director of public relations and marketing for St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. She has also worked in management roles in public relations for various large companies and nonprofit organizations, including Lockheed Martin Corporation. She has also worked as a television news producer for two different NBC affiliates in Upstate New York.

After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.



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Mead, Christopher
Student Technology Coordinator
cdmead@syr.edu

Chris is Student Computing Coordinator for the Whitman School. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of information technology services for the School's more than 2,000 students. He oversees the operation of three support areas: the student technology labs, the student technology support center, and student training. Tags: Student Technology, Laptop Carts, Help Desk, Student Loaner Equipment, Hardware Repair



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Rotblat, Stuart
Systems Administrator
srotblat@syr.edu

Stuart administers our desktop systems and network printing services. He manages the student labs and classroom PCs in addition to the management of the faculty and staff desktop environment. Rotblat plays an active role in administrating the information system (Active Directory) in Whitman, and also works closely with the director and web specialist to coordinate school wide technology projects.


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Spears, Arielle
Content Marketing Specialist
aspears@syr.edu

Arielle Spears has joined the marketing and communications team as a content marketing specialist. In this role, she will be responsible for supporting Whitman’s overall marketing strategy through content development on digital channels, including websites and social media.

Previously, Spears worked in public relations roles both at Upstate Medical University and the USDA, both in Syracuse, New York. A CNY native, Spears has a master of science in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor of arts in English & textual studies and writing & rhetoric from Syracuse University.


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Vivenzio, Jim
Media Technology Coordinator
jvivenzi@syr.edu

Jim provides support for classroom technology equipment, video conferencing services, and videotaping services. He oversees a staff of student media assistants who assist in the production and editing of content and delivering media services in support of classes and events to the Whitman community.



Marketing/Communications

Kerri Howell

Kerri Howell
Director of Communications and Media Relations
Room: 111
315-443-3671
kdhowell@syr.edu

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders. By forging relationships with local, regional and national media outlets to showcase the school’s programs and academics, she plays a critical role in strengthening the reputation of the Whitman brand. 

Kerri most recently served as the director of public relations and marketing for St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. She has also worked in management roles in public relations for various large companies and nonprofit organizations, including Lockheed Martin Corporation. She has also worked as a television news producer for two different NBC affiliates in Upstate New York.

After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.