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

Sherry Knight​, 989-774-7326​,
Associate Vice President

Lori Conroy. 989-774-7326,
Executive Assistant


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

Dan Digmann. 989-774-7332,
Assistant Director of Communications

Lauren Duraj. 989-774-2121,
Social Media and Content Manager​

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

​Steve Jessmore. 989-774-3670,
Assistant Director of Photos and Image Marketing

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

Rachel Esterline Perkins. 989-774-2121,
Associate Director of Communications and Social Media​

Curt Smith. 989-774-3272,
Assistant Director of Health and Science Communications​

Creative Services & Licensing​​

Amy Gouin. 989-774-1791,
Design Director

Trisha Fall. 989-774-2460,
Graphic Designer

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

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

Erin Rivard. 989-774-7113,
Graphic Designer

Integrated Marketing & Digital Communications

Monica Clark​. 989-774-7331,
​Director of Integrated Marketing

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

Elizabeth Benson. 989-774-7333,
Marketing Content Manager​

Katherine Davis. 989-774-1207​,
Assistant Director of Marketing​​

Lorna DeShay.
Associate Director of Marketing and Sales​​

Daniel Dunning. 989-774-2701,
Digital Designer​

Patrick Graham. 989-774-1661,
Coordinator of New Programs and Enrollment Support

Jane Hansen. 989-774-1027,
Coordinator of Production​​

Fred Kaiser.
Associate Director of Public Sector and Business Outreach​​

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

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

Todd Terwillegar.
Marketing Coordinator

Ruthie White.
Associate Director of Marketing and Sales​​

Curtis Wildfong. 989-774-1163​,​​
Marketing and Digital Communications Writer