Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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The Office of Public Affairs and Communications highlights the College’s ongoing commitment to student opportunity, student and alumni success, research institutes and centers, and the accomplishments of CMC's distinguished faculty.

Our dedicated team assists campus departments in supporting the College’s mission through a range of professional and creative services.


Media Relations

We serve as the primary contact for all media relations. We respond to media and information requests internally, and work with press at the local, national, and international level. For all media inquiries, please contact Joann Young, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications, at

Creative Services

Creative Services manages the development, production, and marketing of print content, including brochures, postcards, and other promotional items. Learn more about how we collaborate with department administration on graphic design, video, and copy to support your creative needs.

Web Services

The Web Communications team oversees the creation and management of all pages on the CMC website. Additionally, we offer maintenance, design, and brand consulting services to CMC departments, schools, and institutes. For assistance on your web project or issues with the website, please email

Media Contact

Office of Public Affairs and Communications

400 N. Claremont Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-9246



Peter Y. Hong
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications
(909) 607-9099 |

Joann Young
Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications
(909) 607-9246 |

Chris Watts
Director of Communication for Athletics Advancement
(909) 607-9981 |

Cameron Grimm
Director of Creative Services: Video Production & Graphic Design
(909) 621-8582 |

Grace Comisso
Art Director
(909) 607-6128 |

Martin Beck
Interim Director of Web Communications
(909) 607-9245 |

Tatiana Shabelnik
Web Services Manager
(909) 607-2131 |

Michael Tesauro
Writer / Editor
(909) 607-2641 |

Eva Collins
Administrative Assistant
(909) 621-8099 | (909) 607-2218