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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 lists (Dean's list) and graduation. 

Contact: (507) 389-2523 or



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 DanceAmanda Dyslin joined the Department of Theatre and Dance staff as Public Relations Director in 2015 after working for 12 years as a writer and editor at The Free Press in Mankato. She received a master's degree in Communication Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato in spring 2015 and received a bachelor's in Mass Communications from MSUM in 2003. She also has been a freelance journalist, editor and marketer for various organizations and publications.

Contact: (507) 389-6663 or