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Strategic Communications

The Office of Strategic Communications includes experienced digital, broadcast, print, and social media communicators who have vast, nationally recognized creative talents.

The StratComm team works to recruit and retain students, faculty, and staff who will thrive at Ƶ; build the university’s scholarly reputation; engage parents, families, alumni, and donors; and demonstrate the institution’s long-term commitment to the River Valley region through both external and internal communications.

The Ƶ Office of Marketing and Communications fields all media inquiries for the university. Media contacts may reach out by contacting Ƶ PR.

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Meet The Team

Rachel Rodemann Putman

Director of Communications

Oversees strategic direction of the department and manages university public relations and central and executive communications. She also manages the institutional social media accounts with a team of student employees and helps departments across the Ƶ campus communicate effectively.

Dr. Judith Hansen

Advancement Editor

Oversees the university magazine "The Bell Tower," sharing riveting, in-depth features and compelling institutional news with a state-wide audience. She also manages many of the institution’s advancement publications and communications, supporting development officers working to grow the Ƶ Foundation.

Ian Silvester

Communications Specialist

Cultivates and shares the stories of Ƶ. From students and alums to faculty and staff and campus events, he is sure to be there to bring the story to the Ƶ community. He also manages the institution's weekly and monthly internal communications to students, faculty, and staff.