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About the Office

Media Relations

Mike Robertson
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.

Ron Menchaca
Senior Director of Communications

Ron Menchaca is an Army veteran, a graduate of the College of Charleston and a former newspaper reporter. Prior to joining the College’s Division of Marketing and Communications, he served from 2009 to 2014 as communications director and speechwriter in the Office of the President at the College.

Hannah Ashe
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.

Video Services

Tim Fennell
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.

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Michael Heagerty
Multimedia Consultant

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.

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Knox Smith
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.

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