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Public Relations Staff

Maggie Harris
Chief Communications Officer   |   (620) 792-9312

Brandon works to keep the department moving forward, looking for ways to implement new technologies and media trends into the overall marketing efforts of the college, while ensuring publications and marketing projects are finished by their deadlines. Brandon also manages the college advertising budget, writes news releases and takes photographs and generates content for the college’s social media platforms.

Joe Vinduska
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist   |   (620) 792-9309

Joe prepares news releases, photographs and other content for the area media. He also spends significant time posting to Barton’s various social media platforms and monitoring and facilitating interactions. Joe is also responsible for the monthly event calendar and assisting with advertising or marketing when necessary.

Julie Munden
Video Coordinator   |   (620) 792-9305

Julie’s talents are on display on the college’s YouTube channel, which can be found by searching Barton Community College on YouTube or click the “YouTube” logo on the Barton home page. Julie can frequently be seen shouldering her professional-grade video camera at college events, from sports and media functions to graduation ceremonies. Julie handles the promotional videos, program videos and TV commercials for the college. For videos that deal with instruction, contact Multimedia Specialist Curtis Rose at or extension 760. If you have a video project that’s promotional in nature, please contact Julie for availability and consultation.

Get in touch with Julie to be a guest on Cougar Pause radio show and podcast! Check out video examples, livestream opportunities and more information on Cougar Pause on the sample webpage

Marketing Strategist   |   (620) 792-9307

The Marketing Strategist keeps track of advertising placement and creative development deadlines and places ad buys and secures media contracts for Barton on various media channels including but not limited to: radio, television, internet, newspaper, and magazine advertisements. This position creates Facebook and Google campaigns and is always searching for new tools and opportunities to better promote Barton, and also tackles administrative tasks for the office like: finances, requisitions, etc. assisting the Chief Communications Officer in planning the marketing budget each year.

Samantha Stueder
Web Content Specialist   |   (620) 792-9354

Whether you are trying to locate a font color or you need a whole new page within the site, Samantha can help you find a solution to any web-related question. She maintains the website and its many pages, ensuring everything is running smoothly. She also trains the web editors at the various departments across campus.

Connie Wagner
Graphic Designer   |   (317) 625-4606   

Connie helps to maintain the consistency and quality of Barton’s brand elements, like the Cougar logo and Barton wordmark. She designs print and social media advertisements, posters, calendars, digital displays, outdoor signage, billboards, vehicle wraps and countless other promotional materials for Barton. She also works with Samantha to keep the overall look of our website updated and within the brand guidelines.

Sasha Bingaman
Graphic Design Specialist 

Sasha reports to Rod Knoblich in the print shop, but PR thinks of her as one of the team. She works closely with Connie on design projects and works directly with faculty and staff across campus to develop designs and publications while upholding Barton’s brand standards.

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