University Communications and Marketing builds positive relationships between NC State University and its many constituents through strategic internal and external communications that convey the university’s brand identity. Our administrative team performs the behind-the-scenes tasks that make University Communications and Marketing function seamlessly and efficiently.

What We Do

  • Strategic vision and oversight
    The chief communications officer provides strategic direction and vision for University Communications and Marketing.
  • Human resources
    We assist with all human resources functions, including hiring, performance evaluations, and tracking and reporting time.
  • Facilities and technology management
    The unit oversees the building and technology needs of University Communications and Marketing, from computers and printers to door locks and office space.
  • Financial and budget operations
    Payment, billing, budgeting, and tracking and allocating resources are part of this team’s core responsibilities.


Brad Bohlander
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Serves as the university’s chief communications officer and leads the University Communications and Marketing team, which includes Marketing Communications, University Relations, University Special Events, Development Communications and Stewardship, and Administration.
Phone: 919-515-7373

Alissa Tannenbaum
Business Manager
Serves as the departmental operations manager. Oversees finance and facilities functions for University Communications and Marketing.
Phone: 919-513-3112

Tiffani Sherman
Administrative Operations Coordinator
Assists the Business Manager with day-to-day financial transactions for University Communications and Marketing. Provides administrative, programmatic, and financial support for UCOMM leadership and staff. Serves as WolfTime administrator and acts as the building liaison and CAMS coordinator for Butler Communications building occupants.
Phone: 919-513-3107