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About OU Social Media

Social Media Staff

Oakland University's Social Media Team is housed within the University Communications and Marketing Department. The team manages Oakland University's main accounts (@oaklandu), maintains social media guidelines for OU-affiliated accounts, and provides social media consultation for the campus community. 

Contact one of the team members individually, or email

Professional Staff

Jon-Paul Bakaric

Unit Marketing Coordinator


Account manager and marketing coordinator for all student groups and student oriented departments, alumni and over 25 other departments around Oakland University’s campus. Experienced project manager, copy writer, licensing expert and client advocate.

Bryan Cain

Executive Director of Marketing


Executive Director of Marketing at Oakland University overseeing web, social media, and marketing strategy with an annual marketing budget of more than $5 million. As a faculty member in communication studies and marketing, works to integrate theory into marketing practice.

Colleen Campbell

Manager of Digital Public Relations


Social media and digital PR strategist, curating and creating content for @oaklandu's digital publishing platforms. Engaging the entire community to tell the #ThisIsOU story and take action on insights gleaned through social media.

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Todd Nucci

Director of Web and Digital Services

Manages the web and social media teams for Oakland University, ensuring the successful execution of new web and social strategies. Leverages data to help the teams make data-driven decisions to meet strategic goals.   

Kathleen VanHarken

Digital Strategy Manager


Digital Strategy Manager for more than 20,000 pages across more than 250 sections of the website – connecting social experience with Finding and telling the #ThisIsOU story with @oaklandu official social media channels.

Jason Willis

Digital Strategy Manager


Interactive designer, creating the visuals and interactive media that tell the OU story for the university's marketing campaigns. Specializing in infographics, compelling video stories, and photography. 

Internship Opportunities

The University Communications and Marketing internship is selective and competitive.  Our interns have gone up in the Elliott Tower and other exclusive locations on campus, get behind-the-scenes access, participate in major branding initiatives, and much more. Interns get a well-rounded experience in marketing and communications, including social media. Some responsibilities include: 

  • Generating social media ideas that contribute to the University’s strategic goals
  • Storyboard Snapchat stories and full-length video productions
  • Gather information, photos, videos as needed for campaigns and social posts
  • Collect and analyze results

All internship opportunities are posted on Handshake when available. Not seeing it listed but still want to get involved? Email a resume and cover letter to