The Office of Communications

Located at 623 S. Main St., the Office of Communications includes professional staff members who oversee the following programs and initiatives:

  • Publicity for the Colleges and its faculty, staff and students
  • Media relations including coordinating and responding to all requests from journalists
  • Athletics Communications
  • Photography including This Week in Photos
  • Videography
  • The HWS website and its content
  • Graphic design including posters, publications, brochures and event materials
  • Graphic Standards
  • The Pulteney Street Survey, the Colleges' magazine for alumni, alumnae and parents
  • The weekly HWS e-newsletter
  • Social Media

Members of the HWS community are encouraged to contact Communications to share news, events, photos and ideas for possible inclusion on the HWS News and This Week in Photos or for distribution via social media or to the media. If this is your first time working with the office, give us a call or email us to talk through your project. 

  • Phone: (315) 781-3540
  • Email:
  • The HWS community should feel free to contact any member of the staff for assistance

For the Media

Members of the Office of Communications are available 24 hours a day to respond to media inquiries. Please contact:

Cathy Williams
Vice President for Communications
Office: (315) 781-3696
Cell: (315) 759-3584


Mary LeClair
Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Office: (315) 781-3697
Cell: (315) 651-5103

Ordering Materials

Download the PDF to your computer to fill out the form, then send the completed form directly to the printer.

Business Card and Notepad Order Form

Business Reply Envelopes Order Form

HWS Folded Notecard (blank inside) and Outer Envelope Order Form

Standard Letterhead and Envelopes Order Form

Generic Letterhead and Envelopes Order Form

Share Your News

From HWS stories and photography to graphic design, social media and content on the web, the Office of Communications works directly with you on your publicity projects from start to finish.

A member of the Communications staff will respond to your request as quickly as possible, typically within 24 hours. If you need immediate assistance, please call the Communications main office number, (315) 781-3540.

Submission Guidelines

Need an event listing? Fill out the online submission form and we'll post it to the HWS Calendar of Events. Submissions are approved for publication as quickly as possible, typically within 24 hours.

Requesting publicity articles and photography. Send an email to For photography requests, please give notice two weeks in advance. If you need to speak with someone, please contact Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications Mary LeClair at (315) 781-3697.

For graphic design support, please contact Creative Director Michael DiMauro or Senior Graphic Designer Sandra Devaux. Example materials include posters, brochures, publications, postcards and event programs.

Updates for the website. Please e-mail Creative Director Michael DiMauro or Web Editor Megan Metz directly. Most requests for web changes are made in five business days or less.