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Contact University Relations

We're here to help! Contact University Relations during normal business hours via the contact info below - or stop by our office on the third Floor of Founders Hall.

Office Phone Number: 330-471-8240

Who does what: 

Suzanne Thomas, Director of University Relations
Suzie oversees all University communications: print, electronic, broadcast, and website. She performs the public relations function for the University including community relations as well as traditional and social media relations. Suzie has served Malone University since 1990.She attended Kent State University - Stark Campus and graduated from Miami University (bachelor's degree) and Regent University (master's degree). She holds the APR (Accredited in Public Relations) designation, is a published author, and has won numerous professional awards.

Call Suzie for any questions about: Malone University, community relations, media relations, news releases, radio or television, and public speaking.


Dave Yakley, Director of Design
Dave oversees the visual identity of the University. He provides direction and creative services primarily for print publications, but for the website as well. Dave has served Malone University since 1999 and is a 1995 alumnus. He has a master's degree from the University of Baltimore. He has won numerous awards for his primary publication, Malone Magazine (the alumni magazine) and is an elected board member of the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) and of the Canton Advertising Federation Board. Dave also teaches for the Department of Communication Arts at Malone University.

Dave is happy to answer any questions about design or publications, but please utilize the publication request form for all requested work.


Amber Balash, Content Manager for Publications & Website
Amber is responsible for content in print publications and Malone University's website, www.malone.edu. She is editor of the award-winning Malone Magazine (the alumni magazine) and also received professional awards for her work as a news reporter. Amber has worked at Malone University since late 2001 and is a 2000 alumna. She teaches for the Gen 100 Program, The College Experience, is co-adviser for the student group, be:Justice, and is on the Worldview Forum Committee. 

Contact Amber for questions about Malone Magazine, publication copy,  or content on www.malone.edu. Also, feel free to use this form.


Jennifer Holloway, Graphic Designer

Jennifer assists with design services, especially providing design for the website, special programming, and the Worldview Forum Series. She also contributes to award-winning projects such as Malone Magazine. She is a graduate of Anderson University. Jennifer has served Malone University since 2002.

Jen is happy to answer any questions about design or publications, but please utilize the publication request form for all requested work.


Angela Fleischer, Videographer

Angela provides video camera and editing support for events and website purposes. She is a graduate of Kent State University. Angela served Malone University in a full-time capacity since 2005, and has served University Relations in a part-time role since 2011. Her videos have aired on Fox Sports, PBS, CNN, and QVC.

Contact Angela for any questions about video.


Julie McAbee, Administrative Assistant for University Relations

Julie provides administrative support to all members of the University Relations Department - as well as to the general public. Julie has served Malone University since 2007.

Contact Julie for any general questions about the University or assistance with any functions of University Relations.