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Charged with building trust, understanding, and pride in the University of Minnesota, the Office of University Relations serves as the central communications office for the University of Minnesota Crookston. We support the mission of the campus through the following:

  • Sharing information about campus programs and events as well as the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Serving as a primary contact point between the campus community and the general public
  • Maintaining relationships with the independent media across our region and state
  • Providing leadership and support for the marketing and promotional efforts of departments across the Crookston campus
  • Consulting with University Relations staff across the five campuses of the U of M system to reinforce system-wide goals and objectives

Please Note: If you are looking for contact information
for the U of M, Twin Cities Campus (Minneapolis/St. Paul),
please visit www.umn.edu/urelate or call 612-624-6868.


Contact Crookston Campus University Relations Staff:

Andrew Svec
Andrew Svec 
Director of Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing
117 Kiehle Building
Phone: 218-281-8438
E-mail: asvec@umn.edu

Elizabeth Tollefson
Elizabeth Tollefson
Assistant Director of Communications
215 Kiehle Building
Phone: 218-281-8432
E-mail: ltollefs@umn.edu

Amber Bailey
Amber Bailey
E-Communications Manager
139 Kiehle Building
Phone: 218-281-8379
E-mail: albailey@umn.edu

Patti Tiedemann
Patti Tiedemann
Graphic Designer/Media Artist
119 Kiehle Building
Phone: 218-281-8402
E-mail: ptiedema@umn.edu

John Zak
John Zak
Audio/Visual Media Producer
120 Kiehle Building
Phone: 218-281-8394
E-mail: jzak@umn.edu