Communications Staff

Michael Candelaria

Michael Candelaria

Interim Assistant Vice President for Marketing Media Relations, 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.

Cory Lancaster

Cory Lancaster

Director of Internal Communications/Editor, Stetson Today

Cory Lancaster has been a journalist for 30 years, working as a reporter for The Orlando Sentinel and as managing editor of The Daytona Beach News-Journal. She has won several journalism awards for investigative reporting and featuring writing and also served as President of the Florida Society of News Editors.

Lancaster has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master's degree from Rollins College in Winter Park. She and her husband live in DeLand with their teenage son.

Kate Stephens

Kate Stephens

Social Media and Interactive Marketing Manager

Kate joined Stetson University in 2016 and became a member of the Marketing Department in early 2018. As the Social Media and Interactive Marketing Manager, Kate oversees all of the University's social networks and is responsible for the content generation and engagement for each platform, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+. Additionally, as the Social Media Manager, she is available to assist and train department representatives across campus on their social networking practices.

Kate was born and raised in New Smyrna Beach and loves everything the area has to offer, so much so that she has been a volunteer on a local board in town since 2011. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in supervision and management from Daytona State College in 2014. Kate can be found spending every free minute with her husband and their large families, spending the day at a theme park or baking up a fresh batch of sweet treats. If she had to choose just one, Kate would pick Twitter as her favorite social network and urges everyone to remember: what happens on social media stays on Google forever!