Office of University Marketing and Communications
MarCom provides high-quality photography services for Park publications and official public relations efforts. Because the University does not employ a staff photographer, MarCom staff typically only take photos at major Parkville Campus and University events (commencements, convocations, lectures, etc.).
However, because we know that photographs are a meaningful way to celebrate events and recognize achievements and milestones, requests from Park University departments, offices and organizations for a photographer will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We also encourage you to consider these alternatives:
- Borrow a pocket camera from MarCom, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Hire a freelance photographer. MarCom maintains a list of recommended professional photographers in the Kansas City area. Check first to see if your department/office budget can accommodate this.
- Contact Communication Arts faculty Steve Youngblood, John Lofflin, Frank Hamilton and/or Ashley Vasquez, to determine if a Park photojournalism student or Stylus photographer can take photos. This also provides an opportunity for a student to build a portfolio of sample work. Depending on the event and amount of time needed, please consider offering a small stipend or gift card to a student photographer.
- Use your own camera for the greatest degree of flexibility, economy and turnaround.
Once a year, during the annual Fall Faculty Conference in August on the Parkville Campus (typically the Monday the week before classes begin), MarCom hires a photographer to take portraits of staff and full-time faculty. These photos are used in the University’s online People@Park directory, internal e-mails, the Paycor human resources system, University publications (such as the Imprint Express and Park University Magazine) and external news releases. (Note: Photos on the “People@Park” directory and the Paycor system are only available to faculty and staff logged in to the directory.) Many departments and offices also feature photographs of faculty and staff on department webpages to give “a face to the name” for students.
At other times of the year, MarCom staff will take photos of new full-time faculty and staff (at the director level and above) upon request.
Park University Photo Archives
MarCom is responsible for archiving and maintaining photos in electronic formats that feature pictures throughout Park’s history, Parkville Campus buildings, student events, commencement ceremonies, athletics and special events. Portraits of faculty and staff are also available through the archives.
If you need a photo from the archives, please contact Brad Biles, associate director for university communications.
Interested in having an event video recorded? Contact the Office of Information Technology Services’ Media Services division. Contact Ronnie LaNear, audio/visual manager, and/or Michael Graebner, senior audio/visual technician.
Please contact Brad Biles, associate director for university communications, for more information about the University’s photography services.