Since the 2022 Russian invasion, Ukraine’s veteran population has increased from roughly 500,000 to over 1.2 million and counting, yet the country’s ability to support its servicemembers has declined due to the war’s impact on the economy and infrastructure. Two…
Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Hire Communications Manager
Lazarz will work to promote visibility and advancement of military-connected students and veterans both at Syracuse University and at a national level. On a day-to-day basis, Lazarz will create and disseminate content across multiple platforms to build awareness, engagement and support for the IVMF’s and OVMA’s various programs.
Lazarz comes to the IVMF and OVMA from the University’s central marketing and communications team, where she served as the digital and social media manager for Enrollment Management, a post she assumed in July 2015. In this position Lazarz played a critical role in developing and implementing social and digital media strategies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to support and advance recruitment, yield, retention and financial aid goals.
“I am excited to continue working within the Syracuse University community and focus my efforts on how we can best serve those who have bravely served our country,” says Lazarz. “I am inspired and motivated by IMVF’s and OVMA’s dedication to advance the lives of the nation’s active duty military, veterans and their families and look forward to building support around the various programs and initiatives.”
Lazarz holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Le Moyne College, where she was also a member of the women’s lacrosse team. She is a member of the steering committee for the Central New York chapter of 100 Women Who Care, a collective of 100+ CNY women committed to local causes and service.
She will report to Stephanie Salanger, director of communications.
“I am thrilled to welcome Leah to our team. Her experience as a PR professional positions her well to make an immediate impact,” says Salanger. “I am confident Leah will add depth to our team and contribute a new perspective as we drive support for the IVMF’s programs while also continuing to make Syracuse University the ‘best place for veterans.’”
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