Communications Staff

Cory Lancaster

Cory Lancaster

Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications & Media Relations

Cory Lancaster became Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications & Media Relations in July 2022. She joined Stetson in 2016 as Director of Internal Communications and, in that role, redesigned the university’s news site, Stetson Today, conducted internal communication surveys to improve campus communication for students, faculty and staff, and led other projects.

Before coming to Stetson, she was managing editor of The Daytona Beach News-Journal and an award-winning senior reporter for the Orlando Sentinel. She served as President of the Florida Society of News Editors and organized the society’s Sunshine Sunday initiative to advocate for public records and open government. She served twice as a judge for The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from Rollins College.

Michael Candelari

Michael Candelaria

Editor, Stetson University Magazine

Michael Candelaria is a veteran of the magazine industry in Central Florida, having served as a writer and editor for numerous publications. Those publications range from city/regional and business magazines to education, travel/leisure and sports magazines. He was the publisher of FORWARD Florida magazine, editor of Orlando magazine and the 1996 president of the Florida Magazine Association.

He is well-known in the Central Florida community, working with high-profile organizations, such as the Central Florida Partnership, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission and Visit Orlando. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Alicia Scott

Alicia Scott

Alicia Scott serves as the Director of Communications. She is responsible for communication strategies that advance Stetson’s mission and values through the news site, Stetson Today, as well as pushing out messaging through daily announcements, digital signs and global emails to the Stetson community.

Prior to joining Stetson, she served in the hybrid position as the Chief of Protocol to the University President and Executive Director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center at Bethune-Cookman University, where she led high-profile meetings, events and communications. She has over 25 years’ experience in the various roles of educational outreach, K-8 arts integration education, performing arts presentation and organizational leadership training.

Alicia holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Bethune-Cookman University, a master’s degree in Teaching from Rollins College and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration from Northcentral University. She also holds an international protocol certification from the Protocol School of Washington.