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

Charlie Snelson

Assistant Director Athletics/Director of Athletic Communications

Snelson supervises athletic public relations and media operations and oversees athletics marketing, promotions and community relations initiatives.

Contact: 507-389-5779 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