Administration

Deborah Leliaert

Vice President, University Relations and Planning

940.565.4741

deborah.leliaert@unt.edu

Hurley Administration Building

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As vice president of University Relations and Planning, Deborah:

  • is responsible for enhancing and protecting UNT's reputation and image
  • reports to UNT's president
  • collaborates with fellow members of the President's Cabinet and leaders from virtually every area on campus regarding UNT's reputation and image
  • serves as the chief university spokesperson in public forums
  • carries chief responsibility for the effectiveness of the university's communications, branding, marketing, crisis and issues management, and media and visitor relations
  • works directly with the members of URCM's leadership team (our associate vice president and unit directors) to keep the division nimble, responsive and adaptive to changing internal and external communications environments, opportunities and technologies

Kelley Reese

Associate Vice President

940.565.3993

Kelley.Reese@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's Associate Vice President, Kelley:

  • coordinates integrated strategic communications in support of the university and provides direction for URCM's teams, which are responsible for promoting and protecting the university's image and reputation through strategic internal and external communication in a range of ways including printed pieces, websites, videos, social and news media.
  • acts as a university spokesperson and provides leadership for issue and crisis response.
  • manages the campus-wide Public Relations and Marketing Committee.
  • interacts with the UNT System and other System-member institutions, as needed.

To schedule an appointment with Kelley, please contact Karen Wisdom at 940.369.8669

Administrative Support Services

Kathy Burmeister

Director of Business Services

940.369.8528

kathy.burmeister@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's Director of Business Services, Kathy:

  • conducts budget research and creates specialized reports
  • assists in managing system and enterprise wide contracts for various projects; drafting agreements for review by supervisor
  • oversees division office manager and activities related to this area
  • oversees division employee files, staff payroll and performance processes, asset management and retention reporting
  • tracks expenditures and revenue for URCM and PDS
  • conducts in-depth budget briefing sessions with division leadership
  • reviews production expenditures and inventory, creates related reports when necessary

Claudia Cooper

Administrative Coordinator

940.369.5160

Claudia.Cooper@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a URCM administrative coordinator, Claudia:

  • Assists the directors of Integrated Communications and Brand Marketing/Technology with various team projects, as assigned
  • Manages calendars and schedules meetings for both directors, as well as managing the workflow of assigned directors
  • Helps to monitor and track budgets for each area and helps to plan budgets for special projects.
  • Performs administrative and clerical work for a diverse group of staff under the direction of these two directors, as needed to assist the division's Office Manager.
  • Serves as a team player and pitches in where needed/asked to support the overall goals of the Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing

Gabrielle Watson

Office Manager

940.369.7723

Gabrielle.Watson@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's office manager, Gabrielle:

  • provides administrative and operational support to the division's salaried and hourly employees
  • supervises front reception operations
  • manages timekeeping and payroll
  • implements employee on-boarding and off-boarding procedures
  • coordinates purchasing, eProcurement and travel
  • oversees inventory, records retention, asset and space management
  • handles requests from alumni and friends of the university

Karen Wisdom

Assistant to the Associate Vice President

940.369.8669

KarenWisdom@my.unt.edu

University Services Building

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As the assistant to URCM's Associate Vice President, Karen:

  • Is responsible for providing executive, administrative, and analytical support to the associate vice president for University Relations, Communications and Marketing.
  • Coordinates and manages the daily schedule of the associate vice president with internal and external parties including: staff, university administrators, alumni, students, UNT System Board of Regents, government officials and community leaders, among others.
  • Coordinates activities on behalf of the associate vice president and acts as a university-wide liaison.
  • Serves as a resource for any and all departmental projects or issues concerning URCM.

To schedule an appointment with Kelley Reese, please call or e-mail Karen Wisdom at 940-369-8669.

Design/Creative Services

Nola Kemp

University Design Manager

Nola.Kemp@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As UNT's design manager, Nola:

  • provides design direction for the design area on all URCM projects
  • hires, selects, manages and trains a team of competent and skilled graphic designers
  • ensures design work supports the mission and strategic goals of the University of North Texas
  • collaborates with leadership, PMO, and project teams to properly coordinate projects effectively and efficiently
  • assigns and delegates projects and tasks while providing oversight to make sure they are completed correctly and on time
  • ensures design work is appropriate; visually engaging, current and relevant; communicates accurately and effectively; inspires the viewer to take action; and is appealing to the audience
  • consults with campus units on projects external to URCM

Angilee Wilkerson

Director of Creative Services

940.565.4958

angilee.wilkerson@unt.edu

Chilton Hall

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As URCM's Director of Creative Services and Design, Angilee is responsible for guiding the visual direction of the university's brand and story. She oversees the creative process and directs the areas of photography, videography and design.

  • Collaborates with the areas of Advertising, Marketing/Recruitment and Integrated Communications to create and evolve concepts into visually driven projects that  support the university's mission, identity and message.
  • Responsible for the university's identity guide and the oversight of graphic brand compliance and the approval process.
  • Oversees the production and success of all digital media and graphic design projects by providing direction to teams and group leaders
  • Ensures all creative activities are focused on moving the university's image and reputation forward

Cliffton Caster

Graphic Designer

940.565.3375

cliffton.caster@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a URCM designer, Cliffton:

  • Creates design for a diverse range of print and on-line projects.
  • Conceptualizes creative solutions for a variety of design projects
  • Partners in providing guidance to the campus on proper execution of brand usage
  • Works with printers to ensure accurate print production
  • Collaborates with team members to meet project goals

Ciera Schibi

Graphic Designer

940.369.5159

ciera.schibi@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a URCM designer, Ciera:

  • Creates design for a diverse range of print and on-line projects.
  • Conceptualizes creative solutions for a variety of design projects
  • Partners in providing guidance to the campus on proper execution of brand usage
  • Works with printers to ensure accurate print production
  • Collaborates with team members to meet project goals

Photo and Video

Gary Payne

Photography Manager

940.565.2475

gary.payne@unt.edu

Chilton Hall

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  • Maintains and disseminates library of photography
  • Manages a team of photographers and videographers
  • Maintains studio and equipment
  • Specialties' include journalistic photography, environmental & studio portraiture social media photography and digital retouching
  • Shoots photography for Publications, Advertising, News and Recruitment/Marketing --examples of his photographic work can be found in Research magazine and website, the North Texan, InHouse, recruitment materials including freshman and college viewbooks, UNT's home page, and UNT's social media outlets including UNT's Instagram account.

Christopher Bryan

Digital Image Specialist – Video

940.565.2946

christopher.bryan@unt.edu

Chilton Hall

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  • Inform, inspire and communicate through multi media story telling
  • Develops video concepts through creative collaboration and storyboards
  • Captures, edits and publishes video and audio
  • Specializes in motion graphics, digital cinema and kinetic type
  • Oversees UNT's YouTube channel
  • Examples of his work include the 125 year Anniversary video

Michael Clements

Digital Image Specialist - Photography

940.565.3513

michael.clements@unt.edu

Chilton Hall

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Brad Holt

Digital Image Specialist - Video

940.565.2478

brad.holt@unt.edu

Chilton Hall

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  • Inform, inspire and communicate through multi media story telling
  • Develops video concepts through creative collaboration and storyboards
  • Captures, edits and publishes video and audio
  • Specializes in digital cinema, motion graphics and kinetic type
  • Oversees URCM's video archive
  • Examples of his work include the nationally televised video ads

Ahna Hubnik

Digital Image Specialist - Photography and Video

940.565.2469

ahna.hubnik@unt.edu

Chilton Hall

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  • Inform, inspire and communicate through multi media story telling
  • Develops video concepts through creative collaboration and storyboards
  • Captures, edits and publishes video & audio
  • Specializes in journalistic story telling through both photo and video
  •  Shoots photography for Publications, Advertising, News and Recruitment/Marketing --examples of her photographic work can be found in Research magazine and website, the North Texan, InHouse, recruitment materials including freshman and college viewbooks, UNT's home page, and UNT's social media outlets including UNT's Instagram account.

Project Management Office

Erica Blount

Project Director

940.369.7362

Erica.Blount@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's project director, Erica:

  • oversees the initiation and execution of projects and through daily monitoring of URCM's workflow
  • follows the division's strategic goals and mission and stakeholder needs, by controlling both schedule and budget to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of URCM products
  • manages multi-disciplinary teams to guide projects through all stages of production
  • verifies vendors' products and services meet quality and quantity specifications
  • identifies actual or potential risks to projects and helps teams resolve or mitigate as needed

Spring Atwater

Project Manager

940.369.8881

Spring.Atwater@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's Project Managers, Spring:

  • provides timely scheduling, project documentation, and continuous monitoring for more than 500 URCM-managed projects annually
  • develops and maintains good working relationships with URCM's vendors
  • supports work teams as they problem-solve issues that may arise during the course of a project
  • ensures that URCM-produced products and services meet or exceed expectations

Jan Clountz

Project Manager

940.565.2677

Debra.Clountz@unt.edu

University Services Building

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Brand Marketing and Technology

Charity Beck

Director of Brand Marketing and Technology

940.369.8360

Charity.Beck@unt.edu

University Services Building

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Advertising

Jack Fraser

Advertising Manager

940.369.7361

Jack.Fraser@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As UNT's advertising manager, Jack:

  • plans and writes UNT's digital, print, radio, video and outdoor advertising
  • manages selected special events and sponsorships for UNT brand exposure
  • creates the university's media strategy and ad buy placement
  • consults with departments across campus regarding their advertising
  • provides ROI reporting for ad campaigns
  • handles ad budget management
  • manages university brand awareness in advertising

Contact Jack for consultation on your advertising project and to coordinate your campaign with the university's broader effort.

Marybeth Menz

Advertising Coordinator

940.369.8281

Marybeth.Menz@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As UNT's advertising coordinator, Marybeth:

  • Develops multi-targeted print and digital advertising plans and media strategies
  • Assists with media planning and budgeting
  • Researches new advertising techniques and emerging technologies
  • Writes and edits compelling advertising content
  • Leads production teams
  • Incorporates marketing research insights into messaging
  • Evaluates and analyzes results from advertising

Recruitment Marketing

Kelley Pound

Marketing Manager

940.565.4668

Kelley.Pound@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As the URCM manager for Recruitment Marketing, Kelley:

  • oversees the development of recruitment marketing plans and strategy
  • develops the application of marketing research and creation of new marketing techniques and materials
  • provides oversight on student recruitment campaigns and communications, both print and electronic, to attract undergraduate, transfer and graduate students
  • collaborates with units across UNT to align UNT's strategic messaging in all materials

Contact Kelley to determine what marketing channels can help meet your recruitment needs.

Mandy Brown

Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

940.565.4836

Mandy.Brown@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's recruitment marketing coordinator, Mandy:

  • plans, researches, writes and edits student recruitment and retention materials, both print and electronic for undergraduate, transfer and graduate audiences
  • shares her expertise in marketing research and recruitment trends with areas across campus

Contact Mandy to determine what marketing channels can help meet your recruitment needs.

Allison Peeler

Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

940.565.3511

Allison.Peeler@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's recruitment marketing coordinator, Allison:

  • plans, researches, writes and edits student recruitment and retention materials, both print and electronic for undergraduate, transfer and graduate audiences
  • shares her expertise in marketing research and recruitment trends with areas across campus

Contact Allison to determine what marketing channels can help meet your recruitment needs.

Web Services

Stephen McMinn

Web Content Management Systems Manager

940.369.5164

Stephen.Mcminn@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As the manager of URCM's Web Content Management Systems, Stephen:

  • coordinates the team that develops web and other digital assets for URCM projects and university-level initiatives 
  • works with URCM and university teams to ensure that web products support institutional goals for student recruitment and student success
  • provides consultation and reports in the areas of website analytics, information architecture, content and usability

Michelle Hale

Web Content Manager

940.369.7957

mhale@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's Web Content manager, Michelle:

  • oversees UNT's primary institutional web sites, recruitment sites and news and event systems including the UNT home page, the UNT event calendar and The North Texan online
  • oversees creation and distribution of InHouse, the weekly e-newsletter for faculty and staff
  • creates and coordinates the long-term content plans
  • is responsible for the quality assurance of each URCM-managed web site after it is made public
  • creates and coordinates communication strategies and tactics plans for university projects and initiatives
  • serves on institution-wide initiative project committees

Greg Altuna

Web Developer II

940.565.3502

galtuna@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's web developers, Greg:

  • designs and develops UNT websites to meet institutional goals
  • uses modern best practices for design and functionality to ensure that UNT websites are usable by and accessible to the widest possible audience
  • implements the UNT brand on the web
  • develops custom functionality using UNT's Drupal content management system (CMS)
  • creates custom graphics for URCM digital projects
  • designs and builds emails to support student recruitment and university-wide initiatives
  • works with URCM and departmental teams to update, troubleshoot and improve existing UNT websites
  • provides expertise and training to URCM team members, UNT departments and campus web developers 

Melisa Brown

Inhouse editor

940.369.7120

melisa.brown@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As editor of InHouse and one of URCM's writers, Melisa:

  • writes and coordinates the weekly InHouse e-newsletter for faculty and staff
  • writes and coordinates internal communications for faculty, staff and students audiences
  • serves as back-up editor for presidential communications
  • edits marketing and recruitment materials
  • develops communication strategies and tactical plans for university projects

Scott Brown

Web Content Specialist

940.369.8280

Randall.Brown@unt.edu

University Services Building

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Megan Foreman

Social Media Strategist

940.369.7439

Megan.Foreman@unt.edu

University Services Building

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Brian Nuebling

Web Programmer

Brian.Nuebling@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a URCM web programmer, Brian:

  • develops custom programming solutions for URCM projects and university websites
  • coordinates development of UNT's Drupal content management system (CMS)
  • implements advanced functionality and interactive features
  • administers databases
  • provides quality assurance for the usability, functionality and data security of web projects

Jacob King

Web Developer II

940.369.7649

jacobking@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's web developers, Jacob:

  • designs and develops UNT websites to meet institutional goals
  • uses modern best practices for design and functionality to ensure that UNT websites are usable by and accessible to the widest possible audience
  • implements the UNT brand on the web
  • develops custom functionality using UNT's Drupal content management system (CMS)
  • creates custom graphics for URCM digital projects
  • designs and builds emails to support student recruitment and university-wide initiatives
  • works with URCM and departmental teams to update, troubleshoot and improve existing UNT websites
  • provides expertise and training to URCM team members, UNT departments and campus web developers 

Brian Kucharski

Web Developer II

940.369.5163

Brian.Kucharski@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's web developers, Brian:

  • designs and develops UNT websites to meet institutional goals
  • uses modern best practices for design and functionality to ensure that UNT websites are usable by and accessible to the widest possible audience
  • implements the UNT brand on the web
  • develops custom functionality using UNT's Drupal content management system (CMS)
  • creates custom graphics for URCM digital projects
  • designs and builds emails to support student recruitment and university-wide initiatives
  • works with URCM and departmental teams to update, troubleshoot and improve existing UNT websites
  • provides expertise and training to URCM team members, UNT departments and campus web developers 

Catherine Parkinson

Web Developer II

940.369.5161

CatherineParkinson@my.unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's web developers, Catherine:

  • designs and develops UNT websites to meet institutional goals
  • uses modern best practices for design and functionality to ensure that UNT websites are usable by and accessible to the widest possible audience
  • implements the UNT brand on the web
  • develops custom functionality using UNT's Drupal content management system (CMS)
  • creates custom graphics for URCM digital projects
  • designs and builds emails to support student recruitment and university-wide initiatives
  • works with URCM and departmental teams to update, troubleshoot and improve existing UNT websites
  • provides expertise and training to URCM team members, UNT departments and campus web developers 

Eric Vandergriff

Web Developer II

940.369.8520

eric.vandergriff@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's web developers, Eric:

  • maintains the day-to-day accuracy and support of UNT communication systems and websites
  • adds and approves content for the UNT news system, the UNT event calendar
  • updates the UNT academic catalogs annually in partnership with the Office of the Provost
  • creates and distributes UNT emails, including Insider

If you have questions about adding events to the UNT event calendar, contact Eric.

Torri Carroll

Communication Specialist II

940.369.7808

victorria.carroll@unt.edu

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Integrated Communications

Julie Elliott Payne

Director, Integrated Communications

940.565.4892

julie.payne@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's Director of Integrated Communications, Julie:

  • Serves as a primary editor and production manager.
  • Oversees the print and online versions of UNT's primary serial publications, The North Texan, UNT Research, the President's Annual Report, InHouse and UNT Insider.
  • Guides a team of publications specialists in the creation of engaging, informative and strategic publications that showcase the university's strongest assets and support UNT's progress in the achievement of its mission and goals.
  • Manages the broad content and production schedules for each publication by providing direction to work groups and group leaders.
  • Ensures an integrated approach to sharing the university's stories with its audiences across the serial publications.
  • Works to protect and promote the image of the president and preserve the president's "voice" by both directly and indirectly crafting content for the president's web site, newsletter and other publications.

Publications

Randena Hulstrand

Publications Manager

940.369.7401

randena.hulstrand@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As UNT's publications manager, Randena:

  • oversees UNT's publications including The North Texan, UNT Research,  InHouse, All About UNT, ITSS communications, Presidential communications, UNT Insider and UNT News Roundup
  • serves as primary editor and production manager for publications
  • creates and coordinates communication strategies and tactics plans for university projects and initiatives
  • serves as liaison between URCM and Institutional Research and Effectiveness and helps coordinate and update campus facts for the UNT Fact website
  • covers news and initiatives for Advancement, including UNT Alumni Association

Ernestine Bousquet

Presidential Communications

940.369.7019

Ernestine.Bousquet@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As UNT's Communications Strategist for University Initiatives and President Communications, Ernestine:

  • serves as the communications specialist for the Office of the President and leads, develops and executes communications for the president and his initiatives.
  • manages presidential communications -- from internal and external communications to social media and other needs.
  • leads team charged with creating the integrated communications and marketing collaterals for presidential and university initiatives such as the University of North Texas New College at Frisco, annual State of the University and Planning Implementation workshop.

Chauncey Cox

ITSS Communications

940.565.2218

chauncey.cox@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As UNT's communications specialist focused on ITSS, Chauncey:

  • creates communication strategies and tactics plans to effectively communicate ITSS strategic plans and initiatives
  • serves as liaison between URCM and ITSS
  • distributes administrative announcements to communicate software and system upgrades in service for all UNT campuses
  • writes web content and assists with website maintenance of ITSS website

Jessica DeLeon

Communication Specialist

940.565.3132

Jessica.Deleon@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's writers, Jessica:

  • writes for The North Texan, InHouse and UNT Research
  • edits marketing and recruitment materials
  • develops communication strategies and tactics plans for university projects
  • covers and writes news releases for the College of Visual Arts and Design, UNT on the Square and the Institute for Advancement of the Arts

Jill King

Senior Editor

940.565.3508

jill.king@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As URCM's senior editor, Jill:

  • compiles, writes and edits The North Texan and other serial publications
  • edits advertisements
  • edits marketing and recruitment materials
  • works on displays and other projects related to the university and its history

Meredith Moriak Wright

Communications Specialist

940.891.6989

meredith.wright@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As one of URCM's writers and editors, Meredith:

  • compiles, writes and edits for The North Texan and UNT Research
  • edits marketing and recruitment materials
  • serves on URCM social media team
  • develops communication strategies and tactic plans as team lead for university projects

Matthew Zabel

Research Communications

940.565.3506

Matthew.Zabel@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As UNT's research communications strategist, Matthew:

  • creates strategic communication plans to effectively promote research initiatives
  • serves as the liaison between URCM and the Office of Research and Economic Development
  • serves as a team lead for research materials (print and digital)
  • plans, writes and edits content for a variety of research collaterals, including the research website (research.unt.edu), UNT Research magazine and the corresponding monthly e-newsletter

Media Relations

Amy Armstrong

News Promotion Specialist

940.565.4835

Amy.Armstrong@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a UNT news promotion specialist, Amy can assist with inquiries related to the:

  • College of Education
  • College of Information
  • Department of Media Arts
  • Department of English
  • Department of Technical Communication
  • Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • UNT-International
  • UNT Libraries
  • The Distinguished Lecture Series and the Fine Arts Series

Monique Bird

News Promotion Specialist

940.369.7782

monique.bird@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a UNT news promotion specialist, Monique can assist with inquiries related to the:

  • College of Business
  • College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Department of Economics
  • Student Money Management Center
  • Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning (CALL)
  • Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign (CLEAR)

Nancy Kolsti

News Promotion Specialist

940.565.3509

nkolsti@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a UNT news promotion specialist, Nancy can assist with inquiries related to the:

  • College of Health and Public Service
  • College of Arts and Sciences humanities and social science departments including anthropology, communication studies, history, political science, psychology, geography, and philosophy and religion studies.
  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
  • Honors College
  • Women's Studies Program

Nancy also oversees "hometown news" coverage of student achievements.

Courtney Taylor

Interim Social Media Manager and News Promotion Specialist

940.369.7912

courtney.taylor@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a UNT news promotion specialist, Courtney can assist with inquiries related to the:

  • College of Music
  • College of Visual Arts and Design
  • Department of Dance and Theatre
  • Fine Arts Series
  • Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at UNT on the Square

Tanya O'Neil

News Promotion Specialist

940.565.2943

Tanya.O'neil@unt.edu

University Services Building

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As a UNT news promotion specialist, Tanya can assist with inquiries related to the:

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Sciences
  • Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS)

Printing and Distribution Solutions

Lora Connaughton CGCM, CMM

Director

940.565.2005

lora.connaughton@unt.edu

University Services Building

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Lora oversees the day to day operations of UNT Printing and Distribution Solutions print, copy and mail units. She works closely with PDS staff to provide accurate, timely and cost effective solutions for printing and mailing projects.