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Suzanne Clavet

Director of News & Media

Phone: 757-221-1631
Email: [[suzanne]]
Duties: Lead on pitching and marketing faculty, students and programs to local, national, international and new media. Also serves as spokesperson and contact for press queries.
Beat: Administration,Economic Development and Business Innovation, Historic Campus, School of Law liaison, Swem Library Liaison, William & Mary Police Department PIO, University Advancement liaison (with Erin Zagursky)

About Suzanne

William & Mary is a special place. You don't have to be on campus for very long before you feel it. My seventeen years here have flown by. I served first as an information manager, then a director of news marketing and now director of news and media. In the course of my job I have had the opportunity to meet with numerous faculty members and administrators. I've also had the pleasure of interacting with countless students. I always learn something.

Many of my colleagues come from a background in journalism. I do not. I graduated -- oh do I have to admit -- some 30 years ago from college with a degree in international relations. My career in communications is far from the career in foreign service I had planned. But I love it. My passion is media relations. I love a good story and enjoy the art of placing those stories and getting reporters to the information they seek.

I'm a political junky, though not like I use to be. I enjoy music and love to be near the water, though not necessarily in it – pool, ocean, river will all do. Also hoping one day I'll have both the time and the money to travel, my once every few decades trips abroad have only served to whet the appetite.