At The Barnett Agency, we believe that significant results can only come from great work, which is what we’ve been committed to since our founding in 2019. We’re a group of influential public relations students dedicated to helping our clients get in front of the right audiences.
Through a combination of writing, reading and learning, we’ve become experts at getting our clients’ brands noticed. We form strong and successful relationships and partnerships with our clientele, and are proud of the heights we reach together.
Marguerite Ross Barnett
From 1986 to 1990, UMSL was led by Chancellor Marguerite Ross Barnett. When she arrived at UMSL, she set about to transform the university. Her leadership was marked by record-breaking fundraising for buildings and scholarships, expanding academic programs and connecting the metropolitan campus with surrounding communities to solve problems. These accomplishments represent cornerstones of the PR profession. For this reason, the founding students chose to name The Barnett Agency in her honor.
At The Barnett Agency, many of our students are members of PRSSA. Our chapter spends time learning beyond the classroom by visiting PR agencies, inviting guest speakers to campus, participating in events hosted by the local St. Louis PRSA chapter, or national PRSA/PRSSA events.
In this photo, student Hannah Elzey and UMSL Assistant Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications, Justin Roberts
participate in an emergency drill scenario.