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Public Affairs

Public Affairs is responsible for issues management and crisis communications for the University of Missouri. The team provides trusted advice and counsel to MU leadership and other internal stakeholders, and is responsible for communicating safety information, emergency preparation and urgent updates to campus. Through transparency and accountability, Public Affairs demonstrates Mizzou’s commitment to the public trust.

Christian Basi
Director of Public Affairs

News and Information

The News and Information team promotes stories to the media, the campus community and the public about MU’s innovative research, student and alumni success and support, excellence in teaching, and state and national outreach. The team responds to journalist requests regarding media releases and expert comments.

Jody Mitori
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications 

Deidra Ashley

Brian Consiglio 
Research News Strategist

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Health Sciences and School of Social Work
  • Sinclair School of Nursing
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Thompson Center for Autism

Pate McCuien 
Multimedia Strategist 

  • College of Arts and Science (Arts and Humanities)
  • Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business
  • Missouri School of Journalism

Courtney Perrett
Strategic Communication Specialist / Editorial Bureau Chief

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • School of Medicine
  • NextGen Precision Health
  • School of Law
  • MU Extension

Eric Stann
Research News Strategist

  • College of Arts and Science (Science)
  • College of Engineering
  • Bond Life Sciences Center
  • Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center
  • MU Research Reactor

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