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KU Communicators

The KU News Service is available to answer media inquiries on a range of topics, and you can contact its staff members here. If you have a question for a specific KU department, start by reaching out to the contacts listed below. To make changes to a listing please e-mail Emma Cornish.

Admissions

Lisa Pinamonti Kress, Director
(785) 864-5421 | lpkress@ku.edu

Brian Schneweis, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-2584 | bschneweis@ku.edu

Heidi Simon, Associate Director
(785) 864-5448 | hsimon@ku.edu

Alumni Association

Debbi Johanning, Digital Media Content Manager
(785) 864-1329 | djohanning@kualumni.org

David Johnston, Marketing Director
(785) 864-4760 | davidjohnston@kualumni.org

Chris Lazzarino, Associate Editor
(785) 864-4760 | clazz@ku.edu

Jane Mahoney, Digital Media & Marketing Coordinator
(785) 864-4760 | janemahoney@kualumni.org

Jennifer Sanner, Senior VP Communications
(785) 864-4760 | jjsanner@kualumni.org

Dan Storey, Staff Photographer & Videographer
(785) 864-4760 | dstorey@kualumni.org

Susan Younger, Creative Director
(785) 864-4760 | syounger@kualumni.org

Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

Rebecca Goering, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-1374 | rgoering@ku.edu

Applied English Center

Kari Balthazor, Assistant to the Director
(785) 864-1327 | kbalthaz@ku.edu

Architecture, Design & Planning, School of

Charles Linn, Director of Communications
(785) 864-4336 | cdlinn@ku.edu

Cynthia Muckey, Coordinator of Information Management and Career Services
(785) 864-3709 | cmuckey@ku.edu

Athletics

Todd Kober, Associate Athletic Director, Creative Services
(785) 864-7867 | tkober@ku.edu

James Marchiony, Associate Athletic Director
(785) 864-3359 | jmarch@ku.edu

Audio-Reader

Janet Campbell, Director
(785) 864-4603 | jcampbell@ku.edu

Peggy Sampson, Outreach Coordinator
(785) 864-2686 | psampson@ku.edu

Feloniz Winston, Development Assistant
(785) 864-5336 | fwinston@ku.edu

Business, School of

Austin Falley, Communications Director
(785) 864-3852 | afalley@ku.edu

Annie Montemayor, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-9540 | annierr@ku.edu

Center for East Asian Studies

Megan Phelps, Program Assistant
(785) 864-1457 | mephelps@ku.edu

Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis

Claudia Bode, Educational Coordinator
(785) 864-1647 | bode@ku.edu

Center for Online & Distance Learning

Julie Loats, Director
(785) 864-4459 | jmloats@ku.edu

Chihsun Chiu, Instructional Designer
(785) 864-1000 | cchiu@ku.edu

Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)

Jackie St. Aubyn, Office Assistant
(785) 864-7776 | jackie57@cresis.ku.edu

Center for Research on Learning

Ramsey Cox, Communications Assistant/Videographer
(785) 864-4780 | ramseyc@ku.edu

David Gnojek, Graphic Designer
(785) 864-0673 | dgnojek@ku.edu

Julie Tollefson, Project Coordinator
(785) 864-0624 | jtollefson@ku.edu

Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy

Genna Hurd, Research Associate
(785) 864-4618 | ghurd@ku.edu

Center for Service Learning

Amanda Schwegler, Assistant Director
(785) 864-0960 | aschwegs@ku.edu

Center for STEM Learning

Steven Case, Director
(785) 864-4471 | stcase@ku.edu

Center for Sustainability

Kari Cantarero, Outreach Coordinator
(785) 864-5398 | kari.cantarero@ku.edu

Jeffrey Severin, Director
(785) 864-5804 | jseverin@ku.edu

Center for Teaching Excellence

Judith Eddy, Program Assistant
(785) 864-4100 | jeddy@ku.edu

Chancellor's Office

Wendy Bridges, Administrative Assistant, Sr.
(785) 864-4186 | wbridges@ku.edu

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Heather Anderson, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
(785) 864-3667 | handers@ku.edu

Jessica Beeson, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
(785) 864-1767 | eliasb@ku.edu

Kristi Henderson, Director of Communications
(785) 864-3663 | khenderson@ku.edu

Kristine Latta, Director of Graduate Affairs
(785) 864-3661 | klatta@ku.edu

Ursula Rothrock, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-8118 | urothrock@ku.edu

Confucius Institute

Kevin Liu, Associate Director
(913) 897-8687 | gkliu@ku.edu

Continuing Education

Kyle Garcia, Director of Marketing and Communications
(785) 864-7857 | kylegarcia@ku.edu

Eric Buselt, Marketing Coordinator
(785) 864-4813 | ebuselt@ku.edu

Lori Klaudt, Distribution Center Manager
(785) 864-7846 | loriklaudt@ku.edu

Malcolm Neelley, Graphics Specialist
(785) 864-7850 | mneelley@ku.edu

Steven Yeakly, Administrative Specialist
(785) 864-7870 | syeakly@ku.edu

Cami Travis-Groves, Senior Graphic Designer
(785) 864-7891 | camiimac@ku.edu

Dole Institute of Politics

Alison Carter, Program Assistant
(785) 864-1434 | ahcarter@ku.edu

Melanie Coen, Marketing and Events Coordinator
(785) 864-4900 | melaniecoen@ku.edu

Margaret Mahoney, Assistant to the Director
(785) 864-1418 | mahoney@ku.edu

Education, School of

Janelle Laudick, Marketing/Recruitment Coordinator
(785) 864-3758 | laudickjm@ku.edu

Paula Naughtin, Program Assistant
(785) 864-3758 | pnaught@ku.edu

Edwards Campus

Christine Hartigan, Marketing Coordinator
(913) 897-8548 | chartiga@ku.edu

Elaine Warren, Director of Public Relations
(913) 897-8411 | elainew@ku.edu

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Michelle Ward, Public Relations and Marketing Manager
(785) 864-8827 | mward@ittc.ku.edu

Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity

Kathy Rose-Mockry, Director
(785) 864-3558 | krosemockry@ku.edu

Engineering, School of

Cody Howard, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-2936 | codyh@ku.edu

Jill Hummels, Public Relations Director
(785) 864-2934 | jhummels@ku.edu

Enrollment Management

Matt Melvin, Associate Vice Provost for Recruitment & Enrollment
(785) 864-4060 | mattmelvin@ku.edu

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Stephanie Covington, Associate Director
(785) 864-5118 | scov@ku.edu

Brenda Maigaard, Director
(785) 864-5491 | bmaigaard@ku.edu

Gail Sherron, Associate Director
(785) 864-5418 | gsherron@ku.edu

First-Year Experience

Heidi Hulse, Outreach Coordinator
(785) 864-4270 | hhulse@ku.edu

Graduate Studies

Roberta Pokphanh, Assistant Dean
(785) 864-8040 | pokphanh@ku.edu

Hall Center for the Humanities

Samantha Bishop Simmons, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-4798 | sabsim86@ku.edu

Health Professions, School of

Terry Erisman, Designer
(913) 588-4411 | terisman@kumc.edu

Greg Peters, Communications Coordinator
(913) 588-5563 | gpeters3@kumc.edu

Hilltop Child Development Center

Machaela Whelan, Assistant Director
(785) 864-4940 | mwhelan@ku.edu

Housing Office Administration

Jan Nitcher, Graphics Specialist
(785) 864-7154 | jann@ku.edu

Christopher Sowa, Assistant Director for Residence Life
(785) 864-4560 | csowa@ku.edu

Katharine Weickert, Marketing Coordinator
(785) 864-7223 | mkatharine@ku.edu

Information Center

Curtis Marsh, Program Director
(785) 864-3200 | cmarsh@ku.edu

Information Technology

David Day, Communications Manager
(785) 864-0236 | davidday@ku.edu

Matthew Garrett, Manager - Web Development & Interface Design
(785) 864-0469 | mattg@ku.edu

Ryan Stueve, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-0177 | ryanstueve@ku.edu

Institute for Policy & Social Research

Susan Mercer, Associate Director
(785) 864-9102 | smercer@ku.edu

Natalie Parker, Project Coordinator
785-864-3701 | ncparker@ku.edu

Laura Stull, Graphic Designer
(785) 864-9120 | lstull@ku.edu

International Programs

Alison Watkins, Communications Director
(785) 864-4963 | awatkins@ku.edu

International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions

Seth Coulter, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-2578 | sethcoul@ku.edu

Journalism & Mass Communications, School of

Allison Rose Lopez, Public Relations Director and Event Manager
(785) 864-7644 | arlopez@ku.edu

Ashley Anguiano, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
(785) 864-4768 | aanguiano@ku.edu

Carson Levine, Public Relations & Recruitment Assistant
(785) 864-4080 | calevine@ku.edu

Kansas Biological Survey

Kirsten Bosnak, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-6267 | moonfarm@ku.edu

Kansas Geological Survey

Rex Buchanan, Associate Director
(785) 864-2106 | r372b384@ku.edu

Cathy Evans, Writer/Editor
(785) 864-2195 | cevans@kgs.ku.edu

Kansas Public Radio

Janet Campbell, Director
(785) 864-4603 | jcampbell@ku.edu

Joanna Fewins, Development Associate/Design Manager
(785) 864-4530 | jobeth@ku.edu

Sheri Hamilton, Program Assistant
(785) 864-5968 | sheri@ku.edu

Phillip Wilke, Program Assistant
(785) 864-5016 | pwilke@ku.edu

KU Endowment

Chad Arganbright, Video Producer - Assistant Editor
(785) 832-7375 | carganbright@kuendowment.org

Rosita Elizalde-McCoy, Senior VP for Communications
(785) 832-7336 | rmccoy@kuendowment.org

Valerie Gieler, Proposal Editor
(785) 832-7347 | vgieler@kuendowment.org

Charles Higginson, Publications Manager
(785) 832-7363 | chigginson@kuendowment.org

Rachel Meyers, Graphic Designer
(785) 832-7338 | rmeyers@kuendowment.org

Sarah Mosher, Art Director
(785) 832-7449 | smosher@kuendowment.org 

Jessica Sain-Baird, Web and Social Media Editor
(785) 832-7358 | jsainbaird@kuendowment.org

Lisa Scheller, Media Relations Manager
(785) 832-7398 | lscheller@kuendowment.org

Brooke Unruh, Communications Coordinator
(785) 832-7478 | BUnruh@kuendowment.org

KU Libraries

Katie Coffman, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-3916 | kcoffman@ku.edu

Courtney Foat, Graphic Designer
(785) 864-3601 | cfoat@ku.edu

Rachel Karwas, Event Coordinator
(785) 864-8961 | rkarwas@ku.edu

Rebecca Smith, Executive Director of Communications, Advancement & Administration
(785) 864-1761 | rasmith@ku.edu

KU Media Productions

Mark Crabtree, Media Specialist
(785) 864-7848 | markc@ku.edu

Jim Jewell, Media Specialist
(785) 864-7849 | jjewell@ku.edu

KU Medical Center

Julie Adam, Web Editor
(913) 588-0256 | jadam@kumc.edu

Aubrey Bittel, Communications Relations Coordinator
(913) 588-1900 | abittel@kumc.edu

April Blackmon, Community Engagement Manager
(913) 588-2695 | ablackmon@kumc.edu

Carrie Brown, Internal Communications Manager
(913) 588-5412 | cbrown17@kumc.edu

Toni Cardarella, School of Nursing Communications Manager
(913) 588-1651 | tcardarella@kumc.edu

Linda Donaldson, Executive Assistant, Community Engagement and Communications
(913) 588-5258 | ldonaldson@kumc.edu

Andy Hyland, Translational Medicine Communications Coordinator
(913) 945-7670 | ahyland@kumc.edu

C.J. Janovy, Director of Communications
(913) 588-2598 | cjanovy@kumc.edu

David Martin, School of Medicine Communications Manager
(913) 588-1872 | dmartin3@kumc.edu

Donna Peck, Assistant Communications Director
(913) 588-5956 | dpeck@kumc.edu

Greg Peters, Communications Coordinator
(913) 588-5563 | gpeters3@kumc.edu

Michael Pommier, Senior Coordinator for Marketing, Area Health Education Center
(620) 235-4040 | rpommier@kumc.edu

KU News Service

George Diepenbrock, Public Affairs Officer
(785) 864-8853 | gdiepenbrock@ku.edu

David Martin, Interim Director
(785) 864-8858 | dmartin3@ku.edu

Christine Metz Howard, Public Affairs Officer
(785) 864-8852 | cmetzhoward@ku.edu

Mike Krings, Public Affairs Officer
(785) 864-8860 | mkrings@ku.edu

Christy Little, Assistant Director
(785) 864-8856 | christylittle@ku.edu

Brendan Lynch, Public Affairs Officer
(785) 864-8855 | blynch@ku.edu

KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Denice Bruce, Director, Public Affairs
(316) 293-3536 | dbruce2@kumc.edu

Jennifer Eaton, Senior Public Affairs Coordinator
(316) 293-3534 | jeaton2@kumc.edu

Jennica King, Senior Communications Coordinator
(316) 293-3535 | jking11@kumc.edu

Law, School of

Crystal Mai, Associate Dean
(785) 864-9208 | cmai@ku.edu

Mindie Paget, Director of Communications & Marketing
(785) 864 9205 | mpaget@ku.edu

Emily Sharp, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-2388 | emily.sharp@ku.edu

Noelle Uhler, Director of External Relations
(785) 864-9281 | nuhler@ku.edu

Legal Services for Students

Jo Hardesty, Director
(785) 864-5665 | hardesty@ku.edu

Lied Center

Michele Berendsen, Marketing Communications Director
(785) 864-2722 | mberendsen@ku.edu

Brad Knauss, Marketing Director
(785) 864-3472 | bradk@ku.edu

Anthea Scouffas, Education Director
(785) 864-2795 | anthea@ku.edu

Shala Stevenson, Marketing Art Director
(785) 864-3526 | sstevenson@ku.edu

Life Span Institute

Karen Henry, Assistant Director for Communications
(785) 864-0756 | kahenry@ku.edu

Chris Lorenzen, Graphic Designer
(785) 864-4680 | lorenzen@ku.edu

Drew Rosdahl, Multimedia Design Specialist
(785) 864-0697 | rosdahl@ku.edu

Marketing Communications

Melody Alexander, Associate Creative Director
(785) 864-8875 | melodyalexander@ku.edu

Heather Attig, Associate Director, Digital Media
(785) 864-8871 | hattig@ku.edu

Frank Barthell, Video Producer
(785) 864-8904 | fbart@ku.edu

J.R. Caines, Art Director
(785) 864-6047 | jrcaines@ku.edu

Alejandra Guzman Carrasco, Account Executive
(785) 864-6351 | aguzman@ku.edu

Carol DiVilbiss, Project/Traffic Manager
(785) 864-7682 | carold@ku.edu

David Duncil, Interim Director
(785) 864-8879 | dduncil@ku.edu

Lauren Erickson, Associate Director, Account Management
(785) 864-1725 | laurene@ku.edu

Chuck France, Senior Photographer
(785) 864-8862 | cfrance@ku.edu

Debra Graber, Associate Director, Editorial
(785) 864-8874 | debg@ku.edu

Dave Gnojek, Art Director
(785) 864-8869 | dgnojek@ku.edu

Kelsy Hamilton, Administrative Assistant
(785) 864-3256 | khamilton@ku.edu

Justin Henning, Associate Director, Interactive Media
(785) 864-8857 | jjhenning@ku.edu

Audra Kenton, Associate Creative Director
(785) 864-8879 | akenton@ku.edu

Kelsey Kimberlin, Photographer
(785) 864-1129 | kkimberlin@ku.edu

Doug Koch, Digital Asset Coordinator
(785) 864-8861 | dmkoch@ku.edu

Katie McCurry, Digital Strategist
(785) 864-4754 | kmccurry@ku.edu

Andrew Lee, Video Editor
(785) 864-6353 | andrew.lee@ku.edu

Ben Pfeiffer, Copywriter
(785) 864-8866 | benpfeiffer@ku.edu

Garrett Rathbone, IT Specialist
(785) 864-3256 | grathbone@ku.edu

Tamra Rolf, Art Director
(785) 864-8876 | trolf@ku.edu

Justin Runge, Copywriter
(785) 864-8864 | justinrunge@ku.edu

Lois Sierra, Editor
(785) 864-8873 | lsierra@ku.edu

Tim Seley, Associate Director, Digital Media
(785) 864-8871 | timseley@ku.edu

Meredith Tack, User Experience Designer
(785) 864-8874 | meredith.tack@ku.edu

Julie Wolf, Senior Project/Traffic Manager
(785) 864-8872 | jwolf@ku.edu

Memorial Unions

Chad Beatty, Web Designer
(785) 864-6454 | cebeatty@ku.edu

Molly Crook, Graphic Designer
(785) 864-4651 | uniondesign@ku.edu

Lisa Eitner, Marketing Coordinator
(785) 864-2481 | leitner@ku.edu

Lauren Haskin, Marketing Coordinator
(785) 864-6047 | lmhaskin@ku.edu

Lisa Kring, Event Services Director
(785) 864-2420 | lkring@ku.edu

Keith Lake, Manager, The Market
(785) 864-2412 | kalake@ku.edu

Claudia Larkin, Director of Marketing
(785) 864-2449 | clarkin@ku.edu

Michael Monroe, Event Operations Manager
(785) 864-2420 | michaelmonroe@ku.edu

Mike Reid, Director of Public Affairs
(785) 864-2471 | mreid@ku.edu

Bev West, Senior Graphic Designer
(785) 864-9480 | bevwest@ku.edu

Museum of Natural History and Biodiversity Institute

Jen Humphrey, Coordinator
(785) 864-2344 | jenlynnh@ku.edu

Kitty Steffens, Visitor Services and Events Coordinator
(785) 864-2380 | k257s217@ku.edu

Music, School of

J.D. Warnock, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-9742 | jdwarnock@ku.edu

Nursing, School of

Toni Cardarella, Communications Manager
(913) 588-1651 | tcardarella@kumc.edu

Rita Clifford, Associate Dean for Community Engagement
(913) 588-1618 | rcliffor@kumc.edu

Jennifer Keeton, Special Projects Coordinator
(913) 588-3319 | jkeeton@kumc.edu

Parking & Transit

Margretta de Vries, Web Designer
(785) 864-7275 | mdevries@ku.edu

Pharmacy, School of

Anna Hagen, Coordinator
(785) 864-4822 | hagena@ku.edu

Will Hopkins, Web Developer
(785) 864-3893 | whopkins@ku.edu

Jackie Hosey, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-3591 | jhosey@ku.edu

Gene Hotchkiss, Associate Dean
(785) 864-3591 | ghotchkiss@ku.edu

Provost's Office

Amy Smith, Director, Policy Office
(785) 864-5490 | amysmith@ku.edu

Bill Kummerow, Programmer I
(785) 864-8189 | kummerow@ku.edu

Linda Luckey, Executive Assistant to the Provost
(785) 864-4921 | lluckey@ku.edu

Jenny Mehmedovic, Assistant to the Provost
(785) 864-4532 | jmehmedo@ku.edu

Public Affairs, Office of

Tim Caboni, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
(785) 864-7100 | caboni@ku.edu

Emma Cornish, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
(785) 864-7100 | ecornish@ku.edu

Jack Martin, Director of Strategic Communications
(785) 864-7100 | jackm@ku.edu

Joe Monaco, Associate Director of Strategic Communications/Public Affairs Officer
(785) 864-3615 | jmonaco@ku.edu

Charlie Persinger, Director of University Ceremonies & Special Events
(785) 864-7103 | cpersinger@ku.edu

Gavin Young, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
(785) 864-7105 | gaviny@ku.edu

Public Affairs & Administration, School of

Julie Bear, Administrative Associate Senior
(785) 864-9090 | j126b041@ku.edu

Alecia Gray, Public Relations Manager
(785) 864-2554 | agray@ku.edu

Public Safety Office

Schuyler Bailey, University Police Captain
(785) 864-5900 | sbailey@ku.edu

Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry

Gary Webber, Program Assistant
(785) 864-2342 | gwebber@ku.edu

Research, Office of

Kevin Boatright, Director of Communications
(785) 864-7240 | kboatright@ku.edu

Mary Ann Roesner, Web Manager, Research Information Systems
(785) 864-7242 | maroesner@ku.edu

Research & Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL)

Val Alexander Renault, Material Development and Information Coordinator
(785) 864-0575 | vrenault@ku.edu

Self Graduate Fellowship Program

Cathy Dwigans, Program Associate
(785) 864-7236 | cdwigans@ku.edu

Sharon Graham, Program Associate
(785) 864-3174 | sgraham@ku.edu

Social Welfare, School of

Valerie Hawley, Communications Coordinator
(785) 864-3804 | vhawley@ku.edu

Spencer Museum of Art

Margaret Perkins-McGuinness, Director of External Affairs
(785) 864-0141 | mpm@ku.edu

Gina Kaufmann, Coordinator of External Communications
(785) 864-0142 | gbk@ku.edu

Tristan Telander, Graphic Designer
(785) 864-0133 | tristantelander@ku.edu

Ryan Waggoner, Staff Photographer
(785) 864-0152 | Wag44@ku.edu

Student Health Services

Bernadette Rogers, Administrative Specialist
(785) 864-9570 | boonie@ku.edu

Student Involvement & Leadership Center

Dustin Struble, Assistant Director of SILC-Greek Life
(785) 864-4861 | dustin.b.struble@ku.edu

Tertiary Oil Recovery Project

Jeremy Viscomi, Director of Technology Transfer
(785) 864-7396 | jviscomi@ku.edu

The Achievement and Assessment Institute

Lisa McBride, Managing Editor
(785) 864-6187 | lmcbride@ku.edu

Hilary Cook-Borg, Graphic Designer
(785) 864-4831 | hilary1@ku.edu

Laura Kingston, Communications Specialist
(785) 864-1680 | lkingston@ku.edu

Melissa Meyer, Senior Graphic Designer
​(785) 864-4831 | melmeyer@ku.edu

Nathan Reed, Web Content Specialist
(785) 864-6244 | njr74@ku.edu

Patty Urrutia, Website Designer
(785) 864-4351 | pattyu@ku.edu

Bill Woodard, Senior Communications Editor
(785) 864-1680 | bwoodard@ku.edu

The Commons

Emily Ryan, Coordinator
(785) 864-6293 | eryan@ku.edu

Undergraduate Advising Center

Tara Hardison, Academic Advisor/Communication Liaison
(785) 864-2834 | thardison@ku.edu

Greta Wendelin Perel, Assistant Director/Technology Coordinator
(785) 864-0186 | gkw984@ku.edu

Undergraduate Research

John Augusto, Director
(785) 864-7351 | jaugusto@ku.edu

University Career Center

David Gaston, Director
(785) 864-7675 | adgaston@ku.edu

Katrina Zaremba, Outreach Coordinator
(785) 864-3624 | kzaremba@ku.edu

University Press of Kansas

Rebecca J. Murray, Publicity Manager
(785) 864-9170 | rmschuler@ku.edu

University Theatre

Katherine Pryor, Managing Director
(785) 864-2695 | kpryor@ku.edu

Working Group for Community Health and Development

Christina Holt, Associate Director for Community Tool Box Services
(785) 864-0533 | chh@ku.edu

 

 


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