Marketing and Communications

Office Mission

The Office of Marketing and Communications serves both the public and the university community. The professional staff of the Office is responsible for a broad range of university communications functions, including: recruitment and reputational marketing; media relations; photography; videography; production of publications; and distribution of information about the university to internal and external audiences.

A Reference Guide to the Services of the Office

Contact Information

John Hachtel
Director of Marketing & Communications
507-258-8202
jhachtel@r.umn.edu
Shay Baumbach
Assistant Director of Communications
507-258-8222
baumb014@r.umn.edu
Molly Olson
Assistant Director of Marketing
507-258-8690
sjoqu032@r.umn.edu
Elise Diesslin
Database Marketing Specialist
507-258-8672
dies0044@r.umn.edu 
Vanessa Carroll
Multimedia Design Specialist
507-258-8062
vcarroll@r.umn.edu
Nick Anderson
Project Specialist
507-258-8053
andersnj@r.umn.edu