Our Communications Team

Responsible for the university’s interaction with the print, broadcast and online media, as well as the creation of branded content and dissemination of university news and information, the Communications team tells the story of our university to the world by working closely with the media and our faculty, staff and students.

Our team drafts news releases, media advisories and other materials to publicize news of faculty research, academic programs and newsworthy university happenings. We develop story angles, work with reporters, connect media with faculty and distribute information to local, national and international news organizations.

Additionally, the team also provides public relations and communication support to the university community on a variety of communication issues.

Kathy Green

Kathy Green

Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications

Ryan Nisogi

Ryan Nisogi

Senior Director of Digital Marketing Strategy

Kristen O'Neill

Kristen O'Neill

Senior Director of Content Strategy

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

Creative Content Designer

Chris Casey

Christopher Casey

Director of Digital Storytelling

Matthew Hastings

Matthew Hastings

Content Specialist

David Kelly

David Kelly

Media Relations Director

Trisha Kendall

Trisha Kendall

Director of Executive Communications

Kiley Kudrna

Kiley Kudrna

Communications Specialist and Executive Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer

Nicole Lawrence

Nicole Lawrence

Creative Web Manager

Debra Melani

Debra Melani

Science Writer

Jennifer Merchant

Jenny Merchant

Creative Brand and Marketing Director

Jewel Midelis

Jewel Midelis

Social Media Manager

Julia Milzer

Julia Milzer

Media Relations and Marketing Manager

Kelsea Pieters

Kelsea Pieters

Media Relations Professional

Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas

Strategic Communications Manager