Press & News Releases

The Strategic Communications office at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has the primary responsibility of serving as liaison between the news media and the campus community and handling other public relations issues for UAFS.
The UAFS Newsroom is hosted at There you can read news stories, student spotlights and upcoming event previews. 
The Associate Director for Strategic Communications is:
Rachel Rodemann Putman
(479) 788-7132
The associate director for strategic communications:
  • Researches, writes, and edits news releases and public service announcements for distribution to a variety of print and Web-based publications, as well as radio and television stations.
  • Arranges and handles logistics for interviews with faculty, staff or students as media representatives request them.
  • Manages UAFS News on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith website by posting news releases, taking or selecting photographs to accompany articles and designing the photo space for each release.
  • Writes articles, fact sheets, letters and statements for UAFS as needed.
  • Develops strategic plans for internal and external communications.
  • Coordinates social media strategy and policy.

Click here to submit a news story for consideration.