Public Relations

Contact Public Relations

Rod Leveque
Director of Public Relations

(909) 448-4708

Melissa Pinion
Media Relations Coordinator

(909) 448-4999


Our Public Relations team’s mission is to proactively facilitate awareness and recognition of the University through strategic communications, information dissemination and outreach to the campus community and beyond to the general public.

We manage consistency in messaging and image relating to the excellence and achievements of University students, faculty, staff, projects and programs; act as liaison to members of the media; and advise the University President and administration regarding the media, internal and external communications, issues, decisions, programs and trends.

Using effective and efficient communications, we evaluate public attitudes, advise on organizational policies and procedures, and formulate and execute action plans.

For members of the media

Our team is your point of contact for news and events relating to the University, its people, programs, activities and history. We are here to assist you with information, ideas, access, and arranging opportunities to meet and speak with La Verne students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and associates. Our online experts guide offers connectivity with experienced members of the campus community.

For the campus community

We’re all about you. We want to hear about your work and commitment, programs and projects, achievements and accolades, ideas and initiatives. Our job is to share your story with the campus community and beyond, endeavoring to bring it the attention it deserves. But everything begins with you, so please contact us by phone or email to ensure we have what we need to help you and share your story.