Office of Public Relations and Marketing

The Office of Public Relations and Marketing supports the Defiance College mission by providing publication coordination, advertising, news services, event promotion, electronic communications, photography and video production, campus e-newsletter, and media relations for all departments of the college.

Media Relations

The Office of Public Relations and Marketing is in charge of media relations, working with approximately 75 media outlets in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana and southeast Michigan.

Defiance College provides a variety of potential feature stories as well as experts on a wealth of subjects, from issues of the environment, education, criminal justice and business, among many others. The Office of Public Relations and Marketing can assist you in talking with these professionals or helping you obtain story information. Please contact our office with questions and requests for interviews, visits, and information.

For the media:
  • News and Events 
  • DC in the News
  • About DC
  • Directions to Campus


The office produces a variety of publications including admissions and other departmental pieces, the college catalog, alumni magazine, business cards, and is a clearinghouse for all college publications.

DC the Magazine

Electronic Communications

The office is responsible for the development and maintenance of web applications including website content and visual components as well as other electronic communications. The office also promotes college activities through social media to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college.

Public Relations Staff 

Kathy Punches
Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Ryan Imbrock
Associate Director of Marketing

Kristi Jo Leaders
Assistant Director of Marketing and Website Coordinator