The Office of Public Affairs communicates Mississippi State University's message of learning, research and service to a global audience across multiple digital, print and broadcast platforms.

Our award-winning staff provides leadership for strategic and crisis communications; marketing and branding; news and media relations; university-wide publications including MSU’s Alumnus magazine; and digital and social media content development including the university's website.

Our writers, editors, photographers and graphic designers support these areas and provide services to the campus community. We also implement and oversee the university’s branding, including the visual identity standards.

In addition, OPA provides administrative leadership to MSU’s University Television Center and campus radio station WMSV-FM 91.1.

Work with us

We are here to work with you and your unit to create successful, collaborative and targeted communications. We offer a wide range of services including but not limited to public and media relations, crisis communications, strategic planning, marketing, social media, photography, graphic design and video.

What We Do

Shown receiving the awards for OPA were MSU’s Checky Herrington, OPA creative director and marketing research analyst; Harriet V. Laird, OPA associate director; and Sid Salter, OPA director and MSU’s chief communications officer