Meet the Twin Cities Public Relations Team

Contact Twin Cities PR

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
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 612-624-5551
After hours line (for emergencies only): 612-293-0831

Gopher Athletic Communications
Athletic Communications
612-625-4090 | [email protected] 

Contact System Campus PR

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Crookston Campus

Brandy Chaffee
218-281-8434
[email protected]

Duluth Campus

Lynne Williams
218-726-6141
[email protected]

Morris Campus

Allison Friedly
320-589-6414
[email protected]

Rochester Campus

Molly Olson
507-258-8690
[email protected]

Jake Ricker - Director of Public Relations

Jake Ricker

Director of Public Relations
Areas of focus:

PR Team Oversight, Board of Regents, President, General Counsel, U of M Foundation, Alumni Association, Data Practices Act Requests 

Andria Waclawski

Andria Waclawski

Assistant Director of Public Relations
Areas of focus:

Government Relations, Greater Minnesota Engagement, Finance and Operations, Data Practices Act Requests

Allie Bean - Public Relations Consultant

Allie Bean

Public Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

Medical School, Academic Clinical Affairs, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Institutional Research, Northrop Residents, Institute on the Environment, Center for Transportation Studies

Rachel Cain - Public Relations Consultant

Rachel Cain

Public Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

Education and Human Development, Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center, Humphrey School, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Vice President for Research, Northrop, Bell Museum, Weisman Art Museum

Savannah Erdman

Savannah Erdman

Public Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

Public Health, Science and Engineering, Masonic Cancer Center, Liberal Arts, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, Center for Spirituality and Healing

Christopher Kelly

Public Relations Strategist
Areas of focus:

Carlson School of Management, Biological Sciences, Student Affairs, Provost, Undergraduate Education, Admissions, Data Practices Act Requests

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

Katie Ousley - Public Relations Consultant

Katie Ousley

Internal Communications and PR Strategist
Areas of focus:

University Services, Human Resources and Information Technology

Brad Robideau

Brad Robideau

National Media Relations Consultant
Areas of focus:

National Media Engagement, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy