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University Communications Staff

Doug Mell

Doug MellExecutive Director of University Communications
and External Relations

Doug Mell serves as the executive director of University Communications and External Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a position he has held since October 2006.   Mell directs University Communications, which provides information for the public on UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University. The office works with the news media to develop stories on UW-Stout events, and the accomplishment of its students, faculty and staff, is responsible for all internal campus communications, and oversees the official social media platforms. Mell helps develop marketing and website strategy. Mell is responsible for liaison activities with the state Legislature, other state and local officials and the community. He serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet and is the official spokesperson for the university. Before coming to UW-Stout, Mell had a 16-year career at the Eau Claire (Wis.) Leader-Telegram as city editor and managing editor. He was a reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wis., for 10 years..

melld@uwstout.edu
303H Administration Bldg.
715-232-1198


Jerry Poling

Jerry PolingAssistant Director of University Communications

Poling provides external and internal communications services, including working with the media and writing news releases and media advisories. Writing duties include: weekly Media Tip Sheet; annual Outlook magazine and biannual e-Outlook electronic newsletters for alumni; commencement day e-newsletters; and annual StoutQuest campus research magazine. He provides content and helps manage the university's official Facebook page and other social media.

polingj@uwstout.edu
15 Administration Bldg.
715-232-2384


Don Steffen

steffen

University Editor

As UW-Stout’s University Editor, Steffen works closely with other departments to update the content of campuswide publications, including undergraduate and graduate course bulletins, admissions marketing materials and academic program Web sites. As university editor, he also assists university departments with their publication needs in cooperation with University Marketing, though priority is given to campuswide publications. 

steffend@uwstout.edu
15 Administration Bldg.
715-232-1239


Hannah Flom

flomCommunications Specialist

Flom handles all aspects of UW-Stout Today, the university’s daily email, and is responsible for the university’s hometown news service, which provides information about student achievements to hometown newspapers. Flom also performs research and writes for various university publications and develops stories for local, state and national news media. 

flomh@uwstout.edu
15 Administration Bldg.
715-232-2381


Debra Anderson

Debra AndersonOperations Program Associate

Anderson provides overall program and administrative support for University Communications. She is specifically responsible for the department's budget, purchasing and other financial matters, as well as travel and meeting arrangements and other office logistics.

andersondebr@uwstout.edu
15 Administration Bldg.
715-232-2382

 


Ryan Peterson

Ryan Peterson

Video/Social Media Coordinator
for University Communications

Peterson works with the Assistant Director of Communications to ensure UW-Stout’s official social media platforms are engaging, timely and useful for all of UW-Stout’s stakeholders, provides video coverage of campus news and events for UW-Stout's online audience and performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Communications.

petersonry@uwstout.edu
15 Administration Bldg.
715-232-5244