Contact University Relations
The Office of University Relations works on a beat system, where each individual works with specific academic departments. However, many beats overlap and we all work as a team. Please feel free to contact any staff member with your news, story ideas or request for information or an interview.
Yuri R. Milligan, Director of University Relations
University spokesperson and lead on administrative announcements, breaking news, and press queries.
Beat: Breaking News, University Policy and Procedures, Community Relations, University Administration, Board of Trustees, Ceremonial Occasions, Development and Special Events
Naima G. Ford, Social Media and Information Manager
Coordinates the official social media pages for the University.
Beat: Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Business, Honors College and Leadership Institute
Maya Norvel, Publication Manager
Serves as the editor for the Hampton Life and the Hampton Alumni Magazine.
Beat: Liberal Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Journalism, and Continuing Education
Leha Byrd, Communications Manager
Serves as the primary writer for University marketing materials and as editor of the HU Student Connection.
Beat: Nursing, Pharmacy, Health, Health Sciences, Student and Alumni News
Jonathan Cole, Graphic Designer
Towanna J. Sebrell, Administrative Assistant