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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

March 16, 2015

Lori C. Melton | External Affairs | (218) 726-8830 |

New Director of External Affairs Hired

Lynne Williams

Duluth, MN — Lynne Williams has accepted the director of External Affairs position and will start on Monday, April 20.

“Lynne received strong support from the UMD community, and I am pleased that she will be bringing her outstanding media and marketing expertise to this key position on the Chancellor’s Cabinet,” says Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black.

Williams is currently the director of marketing and communications at UW-Superior, a position she has held for five years. She brings with her experience in higher education public relations, legislative relations, marketing, and communications.

She graduated from UMD in 2003 with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing. She is involved in many activities in the Duluth-Superior community, and in 2014 she was a recipient of the Duluth News Tribune 20 Under 40 award.

“I am truly ecstatic to return to UMD as a member of the campus community, says Lynne. “A career in higher education is an intensely rewarding experience.”

As director of External Affairs, Lynne will provide leadership and cabinet-level administrative oversight to UMD’s media and public relations, community relations, government relations, marketing, communication, publications, photography and KUMD.

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