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Media Contacts

Pamela Gray Payton

Pamela Gray Payton
Assistant Vice President
grayp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4681

Pamela Gray Payton is the primary media contact for:

  • Art, Architecture and Art History
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Crisis Communications

In addition, Pamela is the primary media liaison for the following university centers and institutes:

  • Center for Christian Spirituality
  • Center for Community Service Learning
  • Center for Inclusion and Diversity
  • Changemaker Hub
  • Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture
  • Institute of College Initiatives
  • International Center

Liz Harman

Liz Harman
Senior Director
harman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4682

Liz Harman provides media support for the following schools:

  • School of Business Administration
  • Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, and
  • Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, and
  • Professional and Continuing Education

In addition, Liz supports the following departments within the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • University Galleries

Melissa Olesen

Melissa Wagoner Olesen
Director
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659

Melissa Wagoner Oleson is the primary media contact for the:

  • Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies including the Institute for Peace and Justice and the Trans Border Institute
  • School of Law
  • School of Leadership and Education Sciences

In addition, Melissa is the primary media liaison for the following College of Arts and Sciences departments:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Sociology