About the Office
Senior Director, Media Relations
Mike Robertson worked as news director at various news radio stations in the Southeast for more than 17 years. Prior to joining the College’s Office of Media Relations. in 2001, he worked for several years as a public information director for the South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM).
Contact Mike Robertson for information about breaking news, emergencies, major campus announcements, the School of Business and the School of Sciences and Mathematics.
Director, Media Relations and Video Services
Melissa Whetzel worked as a television news reporter at three different stations in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia and here in Charleston, South Carolin. Prior to joining the College's Office of Media Relations in 2007, she handled marketing and public relations for several non-profits.
Contact Melissa Whetzel for information about video, social media, admissions, the Graduate School, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance.
Associate Director of Communications
Hannah Ashe worked as a writer and public relations agent at several communications, public relations and creative agencies in Charleston, South Carolina during and after her time as a College of Charleston student. Prior to joining the College's Office of Media Relations in 2013, she worked as a freelance writer for local publications, agencies and organizations.
Contact Hannah Ashe.
Director of Television and Video Production
Tim Fennell has worked at the College for more than 21 years and specializes in promotional and documentary productions. Prior to joining the College, Tim has worked in television news and owned his own production company. He also teaches TV production and documentary production as an adjunct professor with the communication department.
Over the past 10 years, Michael Heagerty has worked in a number of creative capacities for the College of Charleston, his alma mater. Currently, he primarily produces short web-based videos and is the College’s YouTube expert. He previously worked at the Medical University of South Carolina as a computer lab technician and an information resource specialist.
Contact Michael Heagerty for information about YouTube and student videos.
Director of Video Production
Over the past 12 years, Knox Smith has been doing video production all over the country. Prior to joining the College in 2014, he worked for various non-profits and production houses in Savannah, Dallas, St. Louis and Atlanta.