Sharing the LR Story

Marketing & Communications

Marketing and Communications is Lenoir-Rhyne University’s dedicated communications agency. Our results-oriented team of experienced and talented professionals provide leadership, strategy, services, and support to advance the LR brand and help the University achieve its mission.

We work with you to ensure successful, targeted, collaborative communications. We do it all: strategy, planning, public and media relations, emergency communications, marketing, web development, social media, video, photography and graphic design.

Contact us today. Our team looks forward to working with you to advance LR.

Project Protocol & Media Relations

The Marketing and Communications office has designated the following key contacts for specific marketing project requests:

  • Lisa Crawford - project management for all marketing and communications projects across the university; news releases and story development. Lisa is your first point of contact for project requests.
  • Darsee Heath - website content updates and social media. Use the web content update request form for submitting website content updates or changes.

Project Protocol Guidelines

Press Policy

Web Content Update Requests

Please submit web content update requests using our simple online submission form. Requests are entered in our tracking system and you can request an email confirmation of your online submission.

Submit a Web Content Update Request


Profile Magazine is Lenoir-Rhyne's alumni magazine and is produced three times a year. Our spring and fall issues are in print and digital formats, while the summer issue is entirely online. The digital version of the magazine is an interactive storytelling experience that combines all the benefits of the print edition while blending text, photography, and video in a beautifully designed and responsive format.

Southern Bulletin is a publication for friends of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Two issues are produced each year.

  • Positioning Statement

    About Lenoir-Rhyne University

    Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. LR enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has had 11 consecutive years of enrollment growth. LR’s main campus is in Hickory, North Carolina, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also in Columbia. LR is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and welcomes students from all religious backgrounds. The website is

  • Event Marketing and Promotion

    Allow a minimum of four weeks for maximum publicity, much more time—four to six months to a year—for larger institutional events that require advance promotion to seat a large audience or for an event series. Promote continuously over the weeks leading up to an event.

    Use internal and external calendars, email, snail mail, social media, posters/fliers and advertising to promote your event to the campus community, area schools and colleges, listservs, professional associations, friends, etc. Have your event announced in subject-related classes.

    The Lenoir-Rhyne University calendar is the university's central, comprehensive events calendar. The calendar informs and connects the campus community with the wide array of events offered at LR.

    Marketing and Communications has assembled the following information and resources to assist you in planning and promoting your events.

News & Events

The redesigned site features an engaging, mobile-friendly design, new content, improved accessibility, enhanced functionality and integration with university applications.

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As local positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise, the mask mandate on campus has been extended until further notice.

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