The Office of University CommunicationsAdministration
Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications
John Hachtel leads University Communications’ team of media professionals in media relations; photography; web and social media development; radio and video production; and publications and marketing. Hachtel is an award-winning higher education marketing and communications expert with 20 years of experience managing both internal and external communications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., and master’s degree in legal and ethical studies at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Md.
Director of Broadcasting
Bill Wendt began working at Georgia College in 1986 as the campus audio engineer and videographer after 12 years of audio, video and film production and management experience. Bill holds a BBA in Management from the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business and is the director of Broadcasting, overseeing University Television, WRGC FM and the campus cable system. He is a member of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, the SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and the Country Music Association. Bill is married to April, a graduate of GC's Master of Special Education program who serves as an instructor and Special Education Placement Supervisor in the John H. Lounsbury College of Education. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, living the lake life and is an avid supporter of Georgia music, Georgia football and Memphis BBQ.
Operations Manager of WRGC-FM
Mike Wooten is an award-winning radio news director, anchor and reporter with more than 12 years experience in broadcasting. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, Mike also served 10 years as director of communications for the Clarke County School District, where he supervised the cable television channel and webcasts. He operates the university’s new public radio station, WRGC-FM, 88.3 on the dial, an affiliate of Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Television Production Manager/Video Producer
Stacey Lumley was born in Macon, Ga. In 1999 he completed his course work and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication. Prior to working for MPR, Stacey worked for Cox Communication, Hawkins Media, spending time in commercial and multi-camera productions. Stacey is very proficient in camera operation, digital video editing, and is certified with Apple on Final Cut Pro and is a certified steady cam operator. He has worked full time for UTV since 2000. Stacey lives in Macon with his wife Rebecca, a Georgia College Mass Communication graduate, and their son Rhett. In his spare time, Stacey enjoys live music and knocking around on his family farm.
Video Support Specialist
Chris Brown has been with University Television since January 2005. He is a 2003 graduate of Georgia College with a B.A. in Mass Communication. His duties at University Television Resources include; managing the television studio, videotaping and editing events around campus and in the community, and assisting students with assignments. Born in Augusta, Ga, and raised in nearby Harlem, Ga, Chris now lives in Milledgeville with his wife Lauren LaFavor Brown, a 2004 graduate of GC and their new son Gage. Hobbies include photography and listening to music.
Marketing and Publications
Director of Marketing and Publications
Victoria Fowler is the Director of Marketing and Publications for Georgia College and handles the review and design of publications on campus, as well as develops comprehensive marketing strategies and campaigns for campus clients. She began her career at Georgia College in 2011 as Marketing Manager for Auxiliary Services. Prior to joining Georgia College, she held the positions of Director of Marketing for SF Communities and Director of Marketing and Promotions for Cumulus Broadcasting of Macon, Georgia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Marketing and Management from Mercer University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Georgia College.
Aubrie L. Sofala graduated from Georgia College in May 2012 with a BA in Mass Communication, concentrating in print with a minor in photography. After a brief stint working for Cumulus Media in Atlanta, she joined The Office of University Communications as a marketing communication specialist. Outside of the office, Aubrie is a world traveler and a bookstore enthusiast.
A graduate of Georgia College, Tim Vacula handles all photography needs of the campus. He has worked at the university since 1997.
Brittiny Barber Johnson
Manager of Media Relations
Brittiny Barber Johnson joined the Communications team after several years in television news. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2008, with a B.S. in Broadcasting. After a two year stint at KTXS in Abilene, TX, she moved back to her native state to work as a television reporter in Macon. That brought her valuable experience in all aspects of news from producing to reporting and videography. Those skills will help her work with the media as they cover events on campus. Brittiny is proud to be a part of University Communications and work for the alma-mater of her husband Donald Johnson, a former Georgia College baseball player. She enjoys Atlanta Braves baseball, traveling and anything outdoors.
Web and New Media
Director of Web and New Media
A graduate of Georgia College, Barbara Monnett has held several positions at GC since she came to the university in 1990. Currently, she is the webmaster and has the overall responsibility for maintaining the Georgia College Web site. She routinely works with GC faculty and staff to help them design their web pages and ensure they are up to date.
Senior Web Developer
A native of Macon, Ga., Mark Misinco is a graduate of Georgia College, achieving a Masters in Management Information Systems.
Campus Box 097 | Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-4477; Fax 478-445-6795