Stefanie Dion Jones

Director of Communications & Digital Strategy

Dean's Office


Academic Degrees:

BA, English, University of Connecticut
BA, Sociology, University of Connecticut
MLS, Southern Connecticut State University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic communications planning
  • Print and electronic marketing communications campaigns
  • Magazine production in print and digital formats
  • Project management
  • Website revamps
  • Speech writing, news writing, feature writing, health/science writing
  • Public relations
  • Copy editing
  • Executive communications
  • Internal and employee communications
  • Annual reports
  • Higher education marketing, including social media marketing

Biography:

Stefanie has more than 15 years of experience in marketing communications, writing and editing, and project management. She previously served for seven years in UConn’s Office of University Communications, most recently as the editor of UConn Magazine, the University’s alumni publication with a readership of 200,000. In 2013, she oversaw the concurrent launch of a redesigned UConn Magazine and its first-ever digital edition, available via an interactive app for tablet devices, which earned numerous awards, including a CASE Circle of Excellence Award.

Prior to her time in higher education, Stefanie served in various writing, editing, and marketing communications roles in the news and publishing industries, and in corporate communications at a Fortune 500 insurance and investment services firm. She is a graduate of UConn, with bachelor’s degrees in English and sociology, and also has a master’s degree in library science from Southern Connecticut State University.

Honors/Awards:

  • 2016 CASE DI Excellence Award – Bronze Award, Web-Based Magazines
  • 2015 Connecticut Art Directors Club, Best in Show Award and Gold Award
  • 2014 CASE Circle of Excellence Award – Bronze Award, Digital Magazines Category for UConn Magazine’s Free App for Tablet Devices
  • 2014 AVA Digital Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals – Platinum Award, Creativity (Web Design) / Mobile App Category for UConn Magazine‘s App for Tablet Devices
  • 2013 Marcom Award – Platinum Award, Mobile App Category for UConn Magazine‘s Free App for Tablet Devices
  • 2013 Marcom Award – Gold Award, E-Magazine Category for UConn Magazine‘s Free App for Tablet Devices
  • 2013 Education Digital Marketing Award from the Higher Education Digital Marketing Report – Silver Award, Online Publication Category for UConn Magazine‘s Free App for Tablet Devices
  • 2011 Publications Showcase Award – Outstanding Website from the National Orientation Directors Association
  • 2011 Silver Award – Higher Ed Marketing’s 26th Annual Educational Advertising Award, for Regional Campus Awareness Ad Campaign with Makiaris Media Services

In the News:

Alumni Pubs Go Digital, Mobile, and Interactive

2014 AVA Digital Awards Entry Spotlight: University of Connecticut

Two Colleges, Two Approaches to Its Alumni Magazine on the iPad

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Contact Information
Emailsdionjones@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 4777
Mailing Address249 Glenbrook Rd, Unit 3064 Storrs, CT 06269-3064
Office LocationGentry 340E, Dean's Office