Media Relations Staff

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 hometown news releases of High Honors & Honors lists (Dean's lists) and graduations.

Contact: 507-389-2523 or or


Student Writer/Editor


Paul Allan

Associate Athletics 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

Corrie Eggimann

Director of Public Relations - Theatre & Dance

Corrie started with the department in January 2019 and brings ten years of strategic communication experience to the department, as well as a background in arts organization administration, photography and community relations. She holds bachelor's degree in theatre and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Contact: 507-389-6663 or