University Relations and Communications

Office of University Relations and Communications

Felton University House

Sharing Chowan stories

University Relations builds and strengthens the Chowan University community of alumni, parents, friends, and students. Operating under the Office of Advancement, University Relations manages news stories, publications, promotion, advertising, and brand identity for the University.

Chowan Student, Darren
Preparing you for the future of work

In the summer of 2023, the Board of Trustees took a bold step in approving Chowan’s new vision. As a life skills university, we’re empowering students for success with a whole new approach to the academic experience.

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Chowan University, grounded in its Christian faith, has been transforming the lives of students of promise for over 174 years. A Christian liberal arts university founded in 1848, Chowan is located in the Historic Inner Banks community of Murfreesboro in northeastern North Carolina. The university is in close proximity to the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads, Virginia. Chowan’s park-like campus features more than 400 acres, including Lake Vann, the beloved “Squirrel Park,” and the original McDowell Columns Hall, erected in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Chowan offers over 60 undergraduate academic programs through the School of Undergraduate Studies. Master’s degrees are awarded through the School of Graduate Studies. The Music Department is also individually accredited by NASM. An NCAA Division II member institution, Chowan offers 21 varsity programs and two developmental teams, baseball and men’s basketball.  Twenty programs compete in Conference Carolinas and one in the Gulf South.


Brand Standards

The Brand Standards Guide provides general guidelines for the visual and verbal articulation of the Chowan University brand, as well as specific directions for the application of our logo and related elements.

Media Coverage

The Office of University Relations works with colleagues across campus to assess their communication needs and then determine how best to meet them. The collaborative aspect of our work is critical to its success. We help tell the Chowan story by providing support in the following areas: Press Releases, Photography, Social Media, and Video.

Chowan faculty, staff, or students with a story to tell or an event to cover can use our online form to request media coverage. We’ll assess the request for potential inclusion as a news article, social media post, photo op, or feature story in the alumni magazine. 

University news and events


Featured News

Athletic Summer Camps
Chowan Athletics Announces 2024 Summer Camp Line Up

The Chowan University Department of Athletics announced today a summer line up of sports camps…

Maine Mission Team 2024
Campus News, Campus Ministry
Chowan Serves Boldy in Portland, Maine

From May 6th to May 11th, eleven Chowan University students, three employees, and one employee’s..

The Philanthropic Report

The Philanthropic Report is published annually in the fall and recognizes the generous donors to the university. The inaugural issue celebrated the 2020-2021 Honor Roll of Donors.

*In 2023, the Annual Report was renamed to the Philanthropic Report.

Chowanoka magazine for Alumni & friends

Named after the longest-running series of Chowan yearbooks, The Chowanoka is the magazine for Alumni and Friends of Chowan University. It connects the brave roots of our past with the bright wings of our present, uniting all those who love Chowan under one banner. The Chowanoka launched in August of 2017 and is published by the Office of University Relations.

Meet the University Marketing Team

Kim Bailey
Kim Sherman Bailey
Associate Vice President for Marketing
Meet Kim Sherman Bailey
Zoe Beale
Zoë Beale
Interim Director of Public Relations;
Digital and Social Media Coordinator
Meet Zoë Beale
Whaley, Christopher "Chris"
Christopher “Chris” Whaley
University Communications Graphic Designer
Meet Christopher “Chris” Whaley