Patrick Hayes has rejoined the Kettering University staff as the Director of University Communications. Patrick has worked with Kettering since 2009, first in a staff role in PR and communications and later as a freelance writer.

Among his responsibilities will be managing Kettering's news and social media platforms, overseeing the web services team, developing long-term content, social media and media relations strategies and serving as the university's emergency communications and media relations contact. Patrick will also serve as a communications support resource for the entire university and be working to ensure that the process for receiving communications assistance is as streamlined and user-friendly as possible.

Patrick has previously worked as a reporter and editor with MLive.com and worked in a senior communications role at Michigan State University.

Please feel free to reach out to Patrick directly (phayes@kettering.edu, x9639, office number 4-731 on the fourth floor of the Campus Center) if you would like to discuss any PR/communications-related needs or have questions.