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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Media Relations Staff

Page address:

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

Kim handles the twice yearly news releases of High Honors, Honors (Dean's Lists) and for graduation. 

Contact: (507) 389-2523 or

Amanda Motz

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

Amanda Dyslin

Director of Public Relations,
Theatre & Dance

Dyslin provides information to the media about Minnesota State Mankato Theatre and Dance. 

Contact: (507) 389-6663 or