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Kansas Wesleyan University

Marketing and Communications is a strategic partner to all academic and administrative units within Kansas Wesleyan University. We offer solutions for the university’s marketing and communication needs and serve as a clearinghouse for advancing the university’s internal and external relationships.

Our mission is to uphold and strengthen the university’s reputation, image and values. We seek to raise awareness about the university, elevate its academic profile and draw attention to the impact our students, alumni, faculty and staff have locally and globally.

Contact us for expertise in branding and marketing, communication strategy, media relations, internal communications, external affairs, web communications, social media, visual and creative design, publications and photography.

Information for the Media

Kansas Wesleyan University is on private property. Reporters, news crews and photographers must obtain permission from the Marketing and Communications Department before entering campus, and are required to contact the Marketing and Communications office to arrange interviews with KWU employees, if they are speaking as KWU representatives.

Please contact Director of Marketing and Communications Brad Salois at [email protected] or (785) 833-4340 about visiting campus or to interview faculty and staff.

Share Your News

Please send us your updates so that we can share them with fellow alumni and the KWU community in Contact, our university magazine, published biannually.

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Staff Members

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Brad Salois

Director of Marketing and Communications

(785) 833-4340

Brad Salois joined the KWU Marketing and Communications office in August of 2019, after 11 years working in various roles in Virginia. He was promoted to director in May of 2020. Early in his time at KWU, he has already served as the university’s Public Information Officer throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, noticeably enhanced the school’s marketing and advertising efforts through numerous channels and dramatically increased content at KWU.edu/about/news. He was also project manager on the development of the new KWU.edu, launched October 2021.

Salois spent the majority of his career previously in athletic communications at the Virginia Military Institute, where he rose to the position of Associate Athletic Communications Director and worked with as many as 11 Division I sports at a time. He started numerous audio and social media ventures, led two website redesigns, wrote as many as 30 press releases a week and was a key player in broadcasting throughout his time at VMI. His publicity efforts included working with multiple MLB draft picks and track and field All-Americans, in addition to broadcasting games on multiple avenues, including ESPN3 and ESPN+.

Salois also played a part in publicizing the opening of VMI’s Corps Physical Training Facility, where he served as the regular public address announcer for much of the facility’s first two years of existence. At the time, the venue was regarded as one of the top indoor tracks in the country.

Karen Bonar

Associate Coordinator of Marketing and Communications

(785) 833-4345

Karen Bonar officially joined the KWU MARCOM team on Dec. 22, 2020, following a near five-year stretch at the Catholic Diocese of Salina. There, she served as the editor, lead photographer and chief writer for The Register, the Diocese’s monthly newspaper. Bonar has a journalism career that dates back nearly 18 years, including stops in Hays, Independence and at the Salina Journal. She has won numerous reporting awards during her time in the industry, and also captured the Best Front Page honor from the Catholic Press Awards earlier in 2020. Bonar is also an accomplished photographer, known in the area for her freelance work, and has shot KWU Commencement events in the past.

 

Rachel Hinde-Constantino

Communications Specialist

Skylar Nelson

Communications Coordinator

Skylar Nelson ’21 joined the KWU MARCOM team on a full-time basis in July of 2021. Nelson’s role is cross-functional, as she is responsible for sending out email communications both to students throughout the admissions funnel process (Admissions Office) and regarding university events and happenings (Advancement/MARCOM). She is also lead on the university’s Instagram, assists with other social media, serves as a secondary photographer and contributes significantly to KWU’s semiannual Contact magazine and its supplement.

Nelson served as an intern in the MARCOM office in the spring of 2021, transitioned into a part-time role in the summer months and then moved into her current role.

Theresa Stevens

Graphic Designer

Long-time Salina area graphic designer Theresa Stevens officially joined the KWU MARCOM team on January 4, 2021, deepening a working relationship that has led to such projects as KWU’s signage at the Salina Regional Airport, among others.

Stevens, who has done freelance work for the school in years past, will work on a part-time basis that will include a remote component.