Jill Alexander


Jill Alexander, APR, Fellow PRSA, is Associate Teaching Professor and Public Relations Certificate Coordinator at UMSL Dept. of Communication & Media. Following a 30-year career in public relations and corporate communication, she brings a wealth of expertise in media relations, corporate communication, internal communication, crisis communication, community relations and social media content creation to the classroom. She is an Adobe Creative Educator and is also certified as an effective college instructor by the Association of College and University Educators.

In a previous role as senior director, corporate communication, Alexander has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale), Miami Herald, Denver Post, Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburgh Tribune, Quad-City Times, Waterloo Courier, SEMissourian (Cape Girardeau), Vicksburg Post, Natchez Democrat, Mobile Press Register, Biloxi Sun-Herald and numerous television stations across the United States. She has created content for internal communication, social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

She also serves as faculty advisor to the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at the University. She has previously served as district chair for the Midwest District of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Additionally, she served as treasurer for PRSA Midwest District, and past president of PRSA St. Louis. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Missouri Veterans History Project.

My Sessions

Write. Edit. Share. Repeat. – PR and Social Media

Course Dates: Friday, November 15th Course Times: 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. Certificate Hours: 7 Location: UMSL Campus – Lucas Hall 203 REGISTER NOW  You will learn about Public Relations and Social Media in a safe live classroom setting. We are limiting the size of the course up to 20 students for better engagement and safety. […]


Crisis Management in the Digital Age

Course Date: Friday, March 22nd Course Times: 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Certificate Hours: 3 Location: UMSL North Campus REGISTER NOW Why should you take this 3-hour intensive? Something unexpected has impacted your business. A fire, natural disaster, crime, disgruntled employee or even a social media mishap – the possibilities are endless. In these instances communication […]