If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

Media Contacts

Office of University Relations

The Office of University Relations is here to assist the media in all ways before and during the September 26, 2016 debate at Hofstra University.

Access to the rate card, information about the University, recent news, and our expert list — which offers access to scholarly experts on the American presidency, foreign policy, politics, history, suburban studies, civic engagement, and economics, as well as speech, rhetoric and debate communication strategy, can be found through the contacts listed below or at hofstra.edu/experts.

Interns Available:
Our students are excited about the opportunity to work with you during your visit to the Hofstra campus. Please contact Colin Sullivan for more information.

The Office of University Relations is located at:

202 Hofstra Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6818
Fax: 516-463-5146

037 Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6818
Fax: 516-463-5146

Information about University Relations can be found at hofstra.edu/UR


  • Melissa Connolly
    Vice President
    Overall responsibility for media and communications
    516-463-4160
    Email

  • Karla Schuster
    Assistant Vice President
    Remote broadcast logistics and media relations
    516-463-6493
    Email

  • Ginny Greenberg
    Director for University Relations
    Media relations and auxiliary media center
    Phone: 516-463-6819
    Email

  • Neena Samuel
    Associate Director of Public Relations
    516-463-6816
    Email

  • Colin Sullivan
    Director of Communications, Student Affairs
    Internship placements
    516-463-7146
    Email

  • Ann Rodriguez
    Business Manager
    Rate Card
    516-463-6842
    Email

  • Johanna Farrell
    Event Manager
    Hospitality and hotels
    516-463-8809
    Email

  • Jennifer Brown
    Office Manager
    General questions
    516-463-6818
    Email

  • Francis Rizzo III
    Assistant Vice President
    Creative Services, web and video production
    516-463-4428
    Email

Contacts – Debate Week

  • Hospitality and Media Relations
    (Hofstra hospitality desk in the Media Filing Center)
    516-463-6818
    Manager: Jennifer Brown and Johanna Farrell

    Melissa Connolly (516) 376-0422
    Karla Schuster (516) 633-2088

  • Rate Card Desk in Media Filing Center
    516-463-7910
    Manager: Ann Rodriguez, Janine Macedo

  • Technical Help Desk
    516-463-HELP (4357)
    Manager: Sean Donohue
    516-463-4790

  • Transportation Desk
    516-463-7433
    Manager: Michael Ogazon
    cell 516-350-1010

  • CPD Media Help Desk
    516-463-0332
    Contact: Stephen Gorchov

  • Television Liaisons
    Randy Hillebrand
    cell 516-286-1659
    Ed Brunet

  • Radio Liaisons
    John Mullen
    cell 516-647-9310

  • Photographer Liaison
    Please call the Help Desk at 516-463-4357

  • Remote Location Liaison/Satellite Media Information/Staff Credentialing
    516-463-7900
    Managed by Ginny Greenberg in the Student Center, Plaza West Room

  • Credentialing Office
    Student Center
    516-463-7300

  • Information Desk, Student Center
    (near credentialing)
    516-463-7909