Meet the Team
The Office of Communications of the UH C. T. Bauer College of Business is the central information dissemination unit for the college. The team handles both internal and external communication, promoting activities of faculty, staff and students, while keeping donors, alumni, prospective students, media and the community up-to-date on Bauer College. Contact members of the Office of Communications team.
Executive Director of Communications
In her role, Jessica leads all integrated communication and creative efforts to build brand awareness and reputation of Bauer College, overseeing a talented (and award-winning!) group of communication professionals who develop the college’s digital, print, video and social media assets. In addition, she directs the college’s editorial strategy and serves as editor, art director and a member of the writing team for Inside Bauer magazine. Under Jessica’s leadership, the college has redesigned its website, launched a magazine, podcast and online branded merchandise store, cultivated an engaged social media community through consistent and relevant original content, earned international, national and local media placement for faculty experts, and rebranded creative campaigns to align with overall strategy and messaging. The Office of Communications team has been recognized for strategy and tactics with over two dozen awards since 2014, including Marketer of the Year (Education) by the American Marketing Association – Houston in 2017.
Amanda graduated from Sam Houston State University in May 2010 with a BA in Mass Communication and a minor in English. Her career began in 2008 as on-air talent at 90.5 KSHU, the student-run radio station on the Sam Houston campus, where she worked her way up to program director during her final year in college.
As Communications Director for Bauer College, Amanda is in charge of day-to-day workflow and makes sure projects are moving along. She also updates and creates signage for Melcher Hall, writes stories for the Bauer website and Inside Bauer, and also records voiceovers for Bauer videos. When she isn't at work, Amanda enjoys crocheting, watching movies and spending time with her dogs Dolly and Willie.
Web Developer 3
Marla was born and raised in central Iowa and moved to Houston upon graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in graphic design. She spent nearly 20 years of her career working for The Houston Post and The Houston Chronicle as a news artist, web designer and online art and design editor. When she’s not working on web design she’s tending her garden with her husband and daughter where they grow organic herbs, vegetables and fruit that they sell at local farmers markets. Marla is a big sports fan especially of baseball, college basketball and football. She loves spending time with her family and friends, great food, music and books of all genres.
Web Developer 3
Brandon is a web developer and professional communicator who is proud to be a part of the Office of Communications in the C. T. Bauer College of Business. A graduate of the UH School of Communication (Go COOGS!) and former Editor of The Daily Cougar, Brandon has worked at five media outlets in Texas including the Houston Chronicle. He also previously worked for the University of Houston supporting faculty and students in the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. When he's not coding in the Bauer Web Development Team Cave (BWDTC, Melcher-320K) he's probably in his garden or spending time with his family.
Graphic Designer 2
Josie is a graphic designer who first started her career in the corporate stationery marketplace and has worked with major brands such as the WNBA before moving into the Cougar Family at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. Nurturing a creative spirit since childhood, she soon learned that not only can design be beautiful, but also be utilized to communicate a message that drives change and create impact. When she is away from her computer, she likes to dabble in pop culture media and occasionally takes out her sketchbook where she doodles to her heart’s content.
William Guinn is a Digital Media Specialist who has an eye for detail and a passion for the visual medium. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Digital Media with an emphasis in Motion Media.
During his time at the University of Houston, he accumulated awards including first place at the RedVid Fest in Video and Photography. After earning his degree, he sharpened his skills. His success continued earning a Silver Telly while working his way through all levels of production.
As a proud alumnus, he’s excited to grow and achieve greater heights at his alma mater.
Noah is a photographer, videographer, and overall creative. While in college at Lamar University, he worked for the school newspaper earning multiple awards for photography, cementing his love for communications. After graduating college with a degree in Marketing, he started working in the restaurant industry moving his way up to Marketing Director, before joining the Cougar Family at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. When he is not at work he is collaborating in the Houston fashion scene, helping his friends expand their creative vision, or taking a long nap after eating some excellent food.
Scott Morris graduated from Sam Houston State University in May 2022 with a BA in Mass Communications and a minor in Sports Media.
During his time at Sam Houston, Morris helped create Sam Houston’s chapter of the National Sports Media Association, which broadcast all Sam Houston sports on their school-run radio station, 90.5 The Kat. He then joined the school newspaper, The Houstonian, as a general reporter and worked his way up to section editor and eventually editor-in-chief in his senior year.
As Writer/Editor for the Bauer College, Morris works on written content for the Bauer Office of Communications such as stories for the Bauer website, Inside Bauer Magazine, social media, scripts and e-communications content.