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

David Kelly

David Kelly

Senior Director of Media Relations 

Ryan Nisogi

Ryan Nisogi

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Strategic Communications

Kristen O'Neill

Kristen O'Neill

Senior Director of Content Strategy

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

Creative Content Designer

Beatriz Casco

Beatriz Casco

Social Media Specialist

Chris Casey

Christopher Casey

Director of Digital Storytelling

Daysha

Daysha Franczyk

Executive Assistant for Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications

Matthew Hastings

Matthew Hastings

Content Specialist

Laura Kelley

Laura Kelley

Media Relations Professional

Trisha Kendall

Trisha Kendall

Director of Executive and Internal Communications

Kiley Kudrna

Kiley Kudrna

Communications Specialist

Megan Lane

Megan Lane

Communications Director for Research

Nicole Lawrence

Nicole Lawrence

Creative Web Manager

Debra Melani

Debra Melani

Senior Science Writer

Jennifer Merchant

Jenny Merchant

Director of Creative Brand and Marketing

Jewel Midelis

Jewel Midelis

Social Media Manager

Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Strategic Communications Specialist

Julia Milzer

Julia Milzer

Director of Media Relations

Kelsea Pieters

Kelsea Pieters

Media Relations Professional

Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas

Strategic Communications Manager

Ryan Wuller

Ryan Wuller

Creative Multimedia Manager