Tonya Strong-Charles
Interim Executive Director of Communications | Senior Director, Media Relations
216.397.1958 (office)
216.276.4504 (cell)

Our goal is to help increase the awareness and enhance the reputation of John Carroll University through frequent and positive media coverage.

If you’ve heard about the good things happening at John Carroll in the local, regional, or national media, then it’s probably because our media relations office has helped to get the word out.

Tonya Strong-Charles is IMC’s senior director of media relations and her responsibilities include everything from writing compelling news releases, to the art of pitching the media, to supporting crisis communications for the University.

If you have a compelling story or an event to pitch, or if you have been contacted by the media to speak as an expert on a topic, please contact Tonya before giving an interview. She is happy to help you prepare for questions (and contacting our office also helps us measure our overall media impact).

Journalists must contact the media relations office first, before entering campus, unless a specific faculty member has granted a journalist permission to his or her classroom for special events.