University Relations Council

The University Relations Council's mission is to:

  • Facilitate alignment among university and statewide communications; share information among the universities and statewide.
  • Provide advice to communications professionals and the Summit Team regarding communications.
  • Explore and recommend ways to coordinate resources and communications projects to maximize effectiveness, increase efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Provide input on communication-related policies, plans, strategies, programs and activities across the universities and statewide.


12/14/17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

11/16/17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

10/19/17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

9/21/17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

8/21/17, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

7/19/17, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Vice President, University Relations, SW (Chair) Michelle Rizk
Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, SW Robbie Graham
Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Relations, UAA Vacant
Director, University Relations, UAF Michelle Renfrew
Public Information Officer, UAS Keni Campbell
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAA Denise Runge
Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UAF Todd Sherman
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, UAA Ian Marks
Senior Public Information Officer, UAF Marmian Grimes
Representative, Public Information Officer Council Meghan Murphy
Director, Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska's Schools, UAS Ronalda Cadiente-Brown
Public Relations & Marketing Manager, UAA Kirstin Olmstead
Representative, Staff Alliance Sue Mitchell