Media Relations Staff

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Dan Benson

Director of Media Relations

The director oversees University-wide media relations (except for Athletics and Theatre & Dance); directs internal faculty-staff communications (Campus Newsletter); and is the University's crisis communications officer.

Contact: (507) 389-6838 or

Kim Rademaker

Administrative Assistant

Contact: (507) 389-2523 or

Lisa Stevens

Student Newsletter Editor


Paul Allan

Assistant Athletic Director-Communications

Allan supervises athletic public relations and media operations and oversees athletics marketing, promotions and community relations initiatives. Under his direction, the Athletic Communications Office has won 19 national publication awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America, including 10 "Best in the Nation" citations. He has served as a press officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee at two U.S. Olympic Festivals, one Winter World University Games and one Winter Olympic Games.

Contact: (507) 389-2625 or

Mike Lagerquist

Director of Public Relations,
Theatre & Dance

Lagerquist provides information to the media about Minnesota State Mankato Theatre and Dance. He was a writer and editor at The Free Press in Mankato and Applauze magazine for more than 13 years. He has been involved with more than two dozen productions at Mankato's Merely Players Community Theatre.

Contact: (507) 389-6663 or