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Mr. Preston Lewis

Mr. Preston Lewis

Office of Communications and Marketing

Director of Communications
and Marketing
325-942-2248
Administrative Support Center
Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:30–11:30 a.m., 12:30–4 p.m. 7:30–11:30 a.m., 12:30–4 p.m. 7:30–11:30 a.m., 12:30–4 p.m. 7:30–11:30 a.m., 12:30–4 p.m. 7:30–11:30 a.m., 12:30–4 p.m.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall Strategic Planning/Administration
    for Communications and Marketing
  • Public Information Officer
    (Requirement, Texas Public Information Act)
  • Emergency Communications Officer
  • Editor, ASU Magazine
  • TTUS/TTU Liaison

Coverage Assignments:

  • Administration (President, Vice Presidents)
  • College of Arts and Sciences Departments/Programs
    • History
  • Development
  • Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Information Technology
  • Institutional Research and Effectiveness
  • Library
  • Risk Management
  • West Texas Collection

Biography:

Preston Lewis has been the director of communications and marketing at Angelo State University since 1999.

Prior to that, he worked two decades at Texas Tech University, serving as manager of the news bureaus for both Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He also worked two years as director of development for the Texas Tech University Libraries, including one year as interim director of the Southwest Collection.

Lewis has received numerous professional awards, including 18 gold, silver and bronze awards from the regional Council for the Advancement and Support of Education plus a dozen ADDY® Awards from the American Advertising Federation-San Angelo.

He has published 24 western, historical and juvenile novels as well as numerous articles and book reviews on the Old West. He is a six-time finalist for Western Writers of America (WWA) Spur Awards in both fiction and non-fiction categories, winning Spurs for his True West article “Bluster’s Last Stand” on the Battle of Yellowhouse Canyon and for best novel for his Texas revolution-era Blood of Texas.

He has served as president of WWA, West Texas Historical Association, Tom Green County Historical Society and the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection.

Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University and a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University where he was a Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Reporting. In 2004, he received his second master’s degree, this time in history from Angelo State University. His thesis examined organized horse racing in the Concho Valley between 1886 and 1896.

He and his wife, Harriet, who is on ASU’s Physical Therapy faculty, have a married daughter, a married son, four granddaughters, Hannah Alane, Cora Belle, Miriam Faith and Carys Anne, and a grandson, Jackson Josiah.