Meet the Twin Cities Public Relations Team

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Public Relations is the entry point for journalists who need information about the University of Minnesota.

University Public Relations
Office of University Relations
3 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
Phone: 612-624-5551
After hours line (for emergencies only): 612-293-0831

Gopher Athletic Communications
Athletic Communications
612-625-4090 | 

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Crookston Campus

Brandy Chaffee

Duluth Campus

Lynne Williams

Morris Campus

Allison Friedly

Rochester Campus

Molly Olson

Jake Ricker - Director of Public Relations

Jake Ricker

Director of Public Relations
Areas of focus:

PR team oversight, Board of Regents, Office of the President, Office of the General Counsel, U of M Foundation, Alumni Association, Data Practices Act requests 

Rachel Cain - Public Relations Consultant

Rachel Cain

Public Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), College of Veterinary Medicine and The Raptor Center, Humphrey School, Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), Northrop, Bell Museum, Weisman Art Museum, U of M Alumni Association

Katie Ousley - Public Relations Consultant

Katie Ousley

Internal Communications and PR Strategist
Areas of focus:

University Services, Office of Human Resources and Office of Information Technology

Brad Robideau

Brad Robideau

National Media Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

National media relations, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Savannah Erdman

Savannah Erdman

Public Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

School of Public Health (SPH), College of Science and Engineering (CSE), Masonic Cancer Center, College of Liberal Arts (CLA), Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS), Center for Spirituality and Healing

Talia Milavetz

Talia Milavetz

Public Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

University of Minnesota Extension, Agriculture, Natural resources, Law, Design, Graduate School, Architecture, Libraries, Continuing education

Andria Waclawski

Andria Waclawski

Public Relations Strategist
Areas of focus:

Carlson School of Management, College of Biological Sciences (CBS), Student Affairs, Greater MN counsel/engagement, Data Practices Act requests