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University Marketing and Communications

Media Relations

Contact Information

For media inquiries, contact:

Public information officer Lisa Bell closely monitors email, and it is the best, most responsive way to reach her, even after hours and on weekends. If she is unavailable, her out-of-office message will give an alternate contact.

Office: 559.278.5366
Cell: 559.246.1717

University Marketing and Communications is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the summer. When the office is closed, email or text via cell phones only in the case of breaking campus news. Non-emergency calls or texts after hours, on weekends, on holidays or during campus closures may not be returned until we return to work.

Read the Media Information and Access guidelines (PDF) for additional information.

Our Name

We are “California State University, Fresno” or “Fresno State.” Never use CSUF, FSU or Fresno State University. Variations of our name such as shorthand names or initials don't follow university guidelines, are inaccurate or confusing, or create a negative connotation.

Review the full editorial style guide here.

Find an Expert

The public information officer can help connect you with subject matter experts on campus. Please email with what you are looking for, the format you are seeking for an interview (phone, Zoom, in person) and your time frame/deadline.

Filming and Photography for Media Purposes

Members of the media planning to be on campus are encouraged to notify University Marketing and Communications and facilitate the visit by emailing indicating when you will be here and your intended destination. Often, we can help speed up access to the areas and people that are of interest to the media.

The public information officer can help arrange an interview, recommend and secure film or photography sites, and arrange clearance for filming or photography as needed.

Commercial Filming on Campus

Fresno State's large, park-like campus makes it an ideal setting for filming for commercial purposes. Special advance permission is required. This policy can be found at, section 14.0. For more information, contact Angel Langridge,, in University Marketing and Communications at 559.278.2795.

Public Records Act Requests

We endeavor to provide information about the university and its people to the media and the public as quickly as possible upon request. Many records of the California State University are available for public inspection under the California Public Records Act. These requests are processed by the Office of the Vice President for Administration.

For inquiries regarding the California Public Records Act or to request records maintained at California State University, Fresno, please contact Esther Gonzalez at or call 559.278.7461.

Additional information can be found here.

Release of Student Information

Federal law, state law and California State University policy govern access to student records. Under these laws and policies, some information is considered public and some is considered private. However, it is possible for students to suppress some or all public information by requesting nondisclosure.

All media requests for information must be directed to University Marketing and Communications at 559.278.2795. To positively confirm any directory information, we will need a date of birth or other identifier for the student in question.

In most cases, the following student information is public unless the student has flagged their records as confidential:

  • Name
  • Major field of study
  • Enrollment status (full time or part time; undergraduate or graduate)
  • Academic awards and honors
  • Most recent educational institution attended
  • Participation in officially recognized university sports and student activities