Division ofMarketing & Communications

Barbara  Clements

Barbara Clements

Director of Content Development

253-535-7427 (office)



Oversees content development

Creative Director

Managing editor of Scene magazine

Contributing writer for Scene and U Magazine


B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies, , Seattle Pacific University

in Covering inner city issues, Freedom Forum seminar, 1994

in Writing and editing, Poynter Institute seminar, 2001

in Covering the insurance industry, National Press Foundation fellowship, 2001

in Workplace reporting fellowship, Boston College, 2002

in Business reporting, National Press Foundation fellowship, 2003

in CAR OSHA investigation into fatal falls in the construction industry, IRE Speaker, 2005

Clements has worked as Director of Content Development since 2007. As such, she guides the telling of the PLU story through the most effective medium. She has orchestrated the creation of PLU's e-library, a database of the university's stories, videos, audio slideshows and pictures. She's also guided all of PLU's web sites into its new content management system, and orchestrated the push to put PLU's presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. She guided the creation of PLU's new doorways and works with the doorways editor to place new stories and events on the pages on a daily basis. She is the managing editor of PLU's alumni magazine "Scene" and senior writer for "U" Magazine, which goes out to potential students in their junior and senior years of high school. Before coming to PLU, she was communications director at an educational non-profit, Partnership for Learning, and created their blog - Hall Monitor - and guided the revamp of their web site. A journalist for more than 20 years, she worked the last 14 at The News Tribune in Tacoma. She was an investigative business journalist for the last seven years at the TNT and launched their real estate blog - Open House. She has won more than 20 state, regional and national journalism awards.