Media Relations Policy

The Office of Marketing and University Relations

Media-Related Requests

The Office of Marketing and University Relations serves as the liaison between the media and the University. The Director of Marketing and University Relations supports the administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni of Southern University at Shreveport.

Regular media relations hours are 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and around-the-clock for emergency situations.

All media inquiries should be directed to the Office of Marketing and University Relations. For after-hour or emergency inquiries, please contact the Office at 318.489.7768. News media should contact the Office of Marketing and University Relations for assistance in facilitating interviews.

Parking arrangements can be made for news media covering stories on the SUSLA campus. Contact the office at 318.670.9472 for assistance.

For all media queries, please make sure to include your deadline, topic, media outlet and the best way to reach you. Media questions should be directed to:

Shannon Levingston-McCowan
Interim Director of Marketing & University Relations
University Communications
318.670.9472
slevingston@susla.edu

Filming or Photography on Campus

Permission to shoot video and still photography both outside and inside academic and administrative buildings and other campus areas is required in most cases. This extends to both the MLK and Metro campuses. For permission, contact the Office of Marketing & University Relations at 318.670.9472.

For anyone interested in filming or taking commercial photos on campus, please send an e-mail request to the Office of University Relations at slevingston@susla.edu .

Please provide:

  • Your name
  • Contact information including e-mail and telephone number
  • Company affiliation
  • Brief description of what you would like to film or photograph

The Office will review your request and if approved, contact you with further instructions. All requests should be placed at least one week prior to the planned activity.