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

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Rachel Rodemann Putman
Associate Director
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 UAFS 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 UAFS Foundation.
 

Samantha Contreras
Communications Specialist
Writes both internal and external communications and manages the university's internal newsletters, including the weekly campus announcements and monthly campus update.