Dwayne Magee

Dwayne Magee

Dwayne Magee is now in his 17th year as director of Messiah University Press and Postal Services. His department was recipient of the 2018 IPMA Organizational Impact Award, the 2015 IPMA Innovation Award, the 2017 ACUP Green Service Award, and the 2015 ACUP Collaborative Service Award. Prior to joining Messiah, he worked for 17 years at Alphagraphics as an assistant manager and ISO coordinator. He is president of the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He is currently an English major (part-time) with a concentration in writing at the college where he works. Outside of work, Dwayne enjoys exploring spiritual, environmental and social concerns through creative writing and the arts. He can often be found speaking on the topic of diversity in bookstores, public libraries and elementary schools, where he makes use of his award-winning children’s book “A Blue-Footed Booby Named Solly McBoo.” His travel writing and fictional essays have made appearances in various publications including the Northern Colorado Writers Anthology and the Goose River Anthology published by Goose River Press. Dwayne is the father of two boys and he resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with his wife Sue and their two dogs. Contact him at: DMagee@Messiah.edu

Building on a Strong Foundation

Just as a construction foreman wants to be sure the building’s base is strong before adding new levels, in-plant managers who attend industry conferences are building upon the foundations laid by those who have gone before them.

Grading Job Performance

Appraising employees’ work is never enjoyable, but you can make it a little easier by clearly defining expectations as well as the process you use for scoring job performance.

Are You ‘All In?’

Being “all in” in support of his university led to new challenges for Dwayne Magee once the pandemic hit, leaving him with three times the work and one third the staff.

Making Print Procurement Go More Smoothly

When the in-house printer is responsible for procuring outside printing, everybody wins. Here are some tips so your vendors know what you expect from them.

What to Do With Print and Mail

Although the business of higher education continues to be revolutionized by digital technology, print and mail are still very much a part of day-to-day operations. Who should be responsible for producing this print collateral, an in-plant or an outside firm?

Advancing the Cause of Sustainability

At a recent sustainability in higher education conference, I was certain that print and mail would be a hot topic. I was wrong.

Open Your Door to Vendors...Defiantly

I hear it over and over again when in-plant managers talk about copier vendors: on one hand, we need these companies because they manufacture the equipment we use, on the other, we feel threatened by them. I spent the last few months working very closely with one of these vendors, and I can tell you what I think works.

A Path to Change

Implementing change is never as easy as just making a proclamation; you need buy-in from those who will be impacted.

Lard Up Your Rollers!

IPG blogger Dwayne Magee takes a trip down printing’s memory lane by sharing an amusing collection of tips for printers.

What’s In It For Me?

Buying a car is a little different than buying a professional association membership, says IPG blogger Dwayne Magee.

It's OK to Print This Email

Using paper has the same impact on the world’s oxygen supply as using deodorant. Here are some ways in-plants can be more sustainable.

Preparing for the IPMA Conference

In May I attended the Toshiba LEAD conference. It was a very short trip but I was able to make the most of it by planning ahead.

Go Easy on the Spice

If you are an in-plant manager looking to grow your in-plant, you need to be certain the new services or products you are hoping to inc