Cal Powell

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Office of the Dean

Director of External Relations

224 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelor's Journalism University of Georgia 1999

Job Description

I direct the communications and marketing efforts of FACS, a diverse college of 2,000 students with a rich and proud history of innovation, interdisciplinary research and community outreach.

In this role, I collaborate with faculty and staff from four departments and one institute to amplify our research, teaching and outreach efforts using a variety of traditional and new media platforms. I also work closely with both our Student Success and Advising Center to attract prospective undergraduate and graduate students and our Development and Alumni Relations team to promote stewardship and develop and maintain strong ties with our 18,000+ alumni.

I'm passionate about multi-platform storytelling and reaching diverse audiences with news and information that builds relationships and strengthens communities.

I have extensive experience in both journalism and public and media relations, having worked for nearly a decade as a newspaper reporter before entering education in 2006.

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