University Communications expands team

The University Communications department at Jackson State University has expanded its staff with two new social media positions and one marketing position.

Helena Walker Brown

Helena Walker Brown

Joining the team are social media associates Helena Walker Brown and C. Ashton Hall, who will work to expand JSU’s social media reach and develop web content. Shameka Reed, who formerly worked as a consultant for University Communications, has joined the staff as a marketing associate.

Brown is the former online director of niche content for The Clarion-Ledger, where she also worked as a designer and copy editor. She holds a B.A. in visual arts from Dillard University. Brown will create web content and develop social media strategies to support the university’s colleges.

Ashton Hall

C. Ashton Hall

Hall holds a B.A. in public relations from Mississippi College. She formerly worked at Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she assisted staff with digital media, radio, TV production, education and public relations efforts. Hall will create web content and develop social media strategies to support the university’s recruitment and retention efforts.

Shameka Reed

Shameka Reed

Reed, a JSU mass communications graduate, is the CEO of Savvy Inc., Public Relations, Marketing and Media Group. Reed will lead marketing campaigns that articulate the university’s brand and support student recruitment and retention.



Contact information:

Helena Walker Brown, Social Media Associate

C. Ashton Hall, Social Media Associate

Shameka Reed, Marketing Associate

The new staff are housed in the University Communications office on the 2nd floor of the H.P. Jacobs Administration Tower. For more information about University Communications, visit www.jsums.edu/universitycommunications or call 601-979-2272.

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