Public Relations

The Vision

We are driven to inspire people to better themselves through education.

The Mission

The Barton Public Relations and Marketing Department exists to maintain effective internal and external communications through print and electronic media with emphasis on providing accurate and timely information to the public and to news media organizations.

Public Relations Staff

Brandon Steinert
Director of Public Relations & Marketing   |   (620) 792-9307

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.

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

The PR Specialist prepares news releases, photographs and other content for the area media. He or she also spends significant time posting to Barton’s various social media platforms and monitoring and facilitating interactions.  This position 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.

Chelsea Mitchell
Marketing Strategist   |   (620) 792-9312

Chelsea keeps track of advertising placement and creative development deadlines and places ad buys for Barton on various media channels including but not limited to: radio, television, internet, newspaper, and magazine advertisements. She creates Facebook and Google campaigns and is always searching for new tools and opportunities to better promote Barton. Chelsea also assists Brandon 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   |   bccc_connie via Skype

Connie helps to maintain the consistency and quality of Barton’s brand elements, like the Cougar logo and Barton wordmark. She designs advertisements, posters, calendars 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.