The Public Relations office leads Collin College's brand management activities and manages both external and internal communications, including the oversight of media and community relations, college publications, website design & content, and digital media communications. PR's communications and creative professionals work closely with campus departments to achieve the college's recruitment, admissions and retention goals.
The Public Relations office completes more than 1,200 projects annually. Our services include:
- advertising plans and placement
- communications, marketing and media relations strategies and tactics
- digital marketing
- editorial services (writing and editing)
- graphic design & production
- invitations (print and electronic)
- marketing communications materials (brochures, booklets)
- press releases and media relations
- public relations for events and initiatives
- social media
- vendor recommendations for printing, photography and design
- video production
- web design & development
For media inquiries, public information requests, or a list of key department contacts, click here.
Due to new department procedures, campus-level approval is needed for project requests. Initiators of the PR project request form must work through the dean’s office, VPP or VP for approval. After submission, the PR department will initiate an email to appropriate dean/VPP or VP to acquire approval confirmation. Understand that submitting a dean/VPP or VP approved request initiates a review only and does not begin the project. After assessment, a member of the PR team will be in contact regarding adding your project to the production queue.
In order to get the most out of our publication process, planning ahead is key. Allow sufficient time for project creation (including writing, design, and approvals) and take into consideration that adequate advertising time for an event is a minimum of two weeks prior to the event. If you desire your project prior to the minimum lead time (30-40 business days), visit our template library for a variety of graphic approved templates. Note that the PR department will need to review content and receive dean/VPP or VP approval before posting on campus.
From concept to delivery and depending on the project, our publication process could take six to eight weeks; smaller jobs may take less time, but major projects will take the full time-frame. All submitted requests are reviewed and prioritized. We try very hard to meet everyone’s requested deadline, but this is contingent on projects already in the production queue, district priority, and special project requests from the president’s office.
If you would like to request specific marketing or promotional assistance:
Questions about a new project? Contact Keli Fink, production coordinator, at 972.758.3838.
Photography of college facilities and events must be done in partnership with the
Public Relations Office. To secure a photographer for an assignment, a photography
request must be submitted at least three to four weeks in advance. District-wide priorities
limit the availability of our staff photographer. If the staff photographer is unavailable,
we may recommend outside sources to fulfill your request.
Please note that by submitting a photography request this does not guarantee a staff photographer. Each request will be reviewed for availability. If you would like to request a photographer, please click here to
Mascot Suit Reservation
The mascot suit is available for reservation to Collin College departments. The requesting department will need to provide two volunteers, one to wear the suit and another to assist the mascot. Once reserved, the suit may be picked up the day before an event and will need to be returned the following business day after event.