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

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.


Micah Oelze

Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

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

Chelsea Mitchell

Marketing Strategist

Chelsea helps Brandon plan the marketing budget each year, in addition to keeping track of advertising placement and creative development deadlines.


Samantha Stueder

Web Content Specialist

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

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.


Contact Us

(620) 792-9307


Barton Community College

245 NE 30 Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

(800) 748-7894 • (620) 792-2701