Contact University Communications

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CMU’s University Communications staff members are a collection of designers, photographers, writers and editors who are here to help you develop communication plans, social media and print materials. The office is in West Hall​, at the northwest end of the Mount Pleasant campus.

Have a general comment or question? Call 989-774-3197​ or e-mail

Executive Staff

John Veilleux. 989-774-6107​,​
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Lori Conroy. 989-774-7326,
Executive Assistant


Heather Smith. 989-774-1702​,​
Director of Communications

Erick Fredendall. 989-774-7110,
Social Media and Content Manager

Ari Harris. 989-774-3272,
Assistant Director of Communications​

​Paul Henderson. 989-774-1641,
Assistant Director of Video Production

​Jeff Johnston. 989-774-1702,
Managing Editor

Terri Nelson. 989-774-3197,
Specialist Clerk​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Gary Piatek. 989-774-2121,
Assistant Director of Communications​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Adam Sparkes. 989-774-3670,
Assistant Director of Photography​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Emily Stulz. 989-774-7332,
Assistant Director of Social Media and Communications​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Creative Services & Licensing​​

Amy White. 989-774-1791,
Design Director

Lindsay Darling. 989-774-7544,
Graphic Designer

Peter Deroche. 989-774-7113,
Graphic Designer

Trisha Fall. 989-774-2460,
Graphic Designer

Nate Jones. 989-774-2296,
Assistant Director of Graphic Design

Mel Purdy. 989-774-2570,
Design Manager​

Integrated Marketing & Digital Communications

Abby Dean. 989-774-7331,
Director of Integrated Marketing

Blaine Bendele. 989-774-2060,
Assistant Director of Marketing Technology​

Jason Hiles. 989-774-1525,
Digital Designer

Michelle Nestor. 989-774-7135,
Coordinator of Marketing Operations​​

Katherine Ranzenberger. 989-774-3072,
Marketing and Communications Writer​​

Jan Rendleman. 989-774-3884,
Assistant Director of Publications​​

Holly Roenicke. 989-774-3526,
Marketing/Digital Writer​​

Tony Sapienza. 989-774-3163​,
Associate Director of Marketing​​​

Theresa Walters.
Marketing Analyst

Kelsey Whing. 989-774-7333,​​
Marketing Content Manager

Curtis Wildfong. 989-774-1163​,​​
Associate Director of Marketing Content