Calmetta Coleman
Director of Communications for Civic Engagement


Calmetta reports jointly to University Communications and the Office of Civic Engagement, leading and executing strategic communications that advance the University’s civic engagement work to local, national, and global audiences. Before joining the University in 2012, she served as director of editorial services and corporate media for global public relations firm Ketchum and as a senior communications manager and spokeswoman for JPMorgan Chase and Bank One. Calmetta began her career as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering banking, retail, and other topics. She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University in New Orleans.