Communications Staff

The Office of Communications & PR at Sage is led by Senior Director Shannon Gorman and includes a small but talented team of communication experts with specialties in graphic design, writing and publications, public and media relations, web and social media, and photography. And with decades of collective experience at The Sage Colleges, we enjoy sharing our expertise and enthusiasm in "communicating Sage."

Main Office:
90 1st Street, Troy Campus
ph (518) 244-2246
fax (518) 244-2398

Staff listed alphabetically by last name

[Deanna Cohen 2015]

Deanna Cohen

Director of External Relations
(518) 244-4593

  • coordinates and handles media relations activities for the Colleges
  • conducts public relations activities surrounding Sage events, programs and people

Kurt Eye

(518) 244-4536

  • manages and maintains Sage's website,
  • administers content management system and users
  • performs and reports on web analytics

[Elizabeth Gallagher]

Elizabeth Gallagher

Publications Editor
(518) 244-2344

  • produces alumni newsletters Connections and Crossroads
  • writes and distributes e-newsletters
  • composes special writing projects and presentations for institutional and alumni events
  • produces Sage's institutional showcase magazine, Horizons (online in 2013)

[Shannon Gorman]
SGS '13

Shannon B. Gorman

Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing
(518) 244-3142

  • directs communications and marketing planning
  • spearheads communications strategic planning
  • manages institutional advertising and ad campaigns
  • performs and assigns copywriting and editing for college collateral
  • crafts and distributes college messaging
  • consults on college-wide communications efforts

[Tamara Hansen]

Tamara Hansen

Photographer & Communications Assistant
(518) 244-4537

  • photographs priority Sage events, employees and students
  • builds and maintains photo archive for design projects
  • helps coordinate office events and displays

[Matthew Klein]

Matthew Klein

Web Content Specialist
(518) 244-2483

  • edits and manages web content for all areas of the college
  • provides support to faculty and administration to develop and maintain web content
  • integrates print, web, e-communication and social media strategies

[Sarah Statham 2015]
SGS '08

Sarah Statham

Assistant Director of Marketing & Art Director
(518) 244-2389

  • designs internal and external collateral for all areas of the college
  • manages institutional branding and image

[Bethany Van Velsor]

Bethany Van Velsor

Graphic Designer
(518) 244-3161

  • designs marketing materials such as brochures, fliers, posters, logo design, web ads, and prints ads
  • designs environmental graphics such as indoor and outdoor signage, banners, stage displays, t-shirts, and billboards
  • designs graphics for and e-communications