University Relations, a unit of University Communications, informs both internal and external audiences about NC State’s achievements in solution-driven research, interdisciplinary innovation, experiential education, and partnerships with business and industry.

University Relations Staff

Fred Hartman, Director of Public Relations
Covers administration issues and the Chancellor’s Office. Liaison with University Communications in planning the university’s public relations and media relations objectives.
office: (919) 515-7159
mobile: (919) 417-1899
Miranda Drake, Office Manager
office: (919) 515-7159

News Services

Mick Kulikowski, Assistant Director for News and National Media Coordinator
Covers the Provost’s Office, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering.
office: (919) 515-8387
mobile: (919) 218-5937
D’Lyn Ford, Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Education, the College of Natural Resources and the College of Textiles.
office: (919) 513-4798

Tracey Peake, Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Graduate School and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development.
office: (919) 515-6142
Matt Shipman, Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Poole College of Management and the College of Engineering.
office: (919) 515-6386

Editorial Services

David Hunt, Senior Editor
Serves as chief editor of publications and websites engaging key university constituents. Provides communications support to the College of Design and other clients across the university.
office: (919) 515-5863
Tim Peeler, Writer and Editor
Serves as editor of the Bulletin, the weekly e-newsletter for faculty and staff. Creates news and feature content for a variety of print and digital platforms.
office: (919) 515-6251

Brent Winter, Writer and Editor
Serves as the division’s chief copy editor. Creates news and feature content for a variety of print and digital platforms.
office: (919) 513-3132

Marketing Staff

James Ryals, Content Strategist
Manages and develops content advancing the NC State brand for digital, social and print channels.
office: (919) 515-0431
Alastair Hadden, Marketing Writer
Creates marketing content to promote and celebrate the university. Writes and edits copy for all channels, including digital and print advertising for external audiences.
office: (919) 515-1005

Web Communications Staff

Luis Chacon, Director of Web Communications
Directs, manages and implements the university’s web marketing and digital content strategy. Responsible for the NC State website and central social media channels. Serves as a digital strategist, working with campus partners to advance the NC State brand.
office: (919) 513-3884
Drew Sykes, Social Media and Digital Content Specialist
Responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of strategic social media and digital initiatives, including writing content and managing the central university social media accounts.
office: (919) 515-7385