University Relations Staff
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.
Fred Hartman, Executive 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
Mick Kulikowski, Director of Strategic Communications and Media Relations
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 and the Graduate School.
office: (919) 515-6142
Mary Cole Pike, Issues Management Lead
Provides communications counsel and support to the university community.
office: (919) 515-6235
Matt Shipman, Research Communication Lead
Covers the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Poole College of Management, the College of Engineering, and
the Office of Research and Innovation.
office: (919) 515-6386
Lauren Leslie Barker, Senior Media Relations Strategist
Serves as the liaison between NC State and broadcast media.
office: (919) 515-4734
David Hunt, Director of Editorial Services
Leads efforts to inform and engage key university audiences through targeted news and information channels.
office: (919) 515-5863
Thyrie Bland, Writer and Editor
Edits the university calendar and provides communications support to University Human Resources.
office: (919) 515-5896
Tim Peeler, Writer and Editor
Creates news and feature content for a variety of print and digital platforms.
office: (919) 515-6251
Suzanne Stanard, Internal Communications Lead
Spearheads efforts to enhance and support internal communications across the university. Chief editor of the Bulletin, the official news source for faculty and staff.
office: (919) 513-3119
Suzanne Wardle, Writer
Edits and distributes electronic communications to external constituents. Creates news and feature content for a variety of print and digital platforms.
office: (919) 515-8126
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 Communications Staff
The Marketing Communications team brings together experts in all the communication disciplines: strategists, project coordinators, videographers, photographers, designers, writers and developers. We build campaigns that bridge the digital and the physical — and show the world what “Think and Do” means.
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
Alastair Hadden, Content Strategist
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