Administration

Linda Baker

Linda Baker

Executive Director, University Marketing and Communications

906-487-2354
lpbaker@mtu.edu
Administration Building G18

About Linda

  • She has worked in higher education marketing for more than 25 years, with experience at a private liberal arts university, small medical school, rural community college and now a major research university.
  • She is an award winning writer and editor and believes passionately in education in all its configurations.
  • She empowers people to do their best, encourages them to question the status quo and believes a sense of humor is essential in the workplace.
Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan

Director of News and Media Relations

906-487-4521
Cell: 906-281-7530
jbdonova@mtu.edu
Administration Building G07A

Her Beats

  • Research Centers & Institutes (other than KRC)
  • School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
  • Executive Team/Board of Control
  • International Programs

About Jenn

  • Her specialties include working with local, regional, national and special-interest news media.
  • She is skilled at finding and developing University news and research stories and interesting the news media in covering them.
  • She maintains the University Experts Guide.
  • She is a former newspaper reporter and magazine writer.
  • She enjoys reading detective stories and science fiction novels.
Mechelle Normand

Mechelle Normand

Administrative Aide

906-487-2360
mnormand@mtu.edu
Administration Building G13
Dawn Pichette staff photo

Dawn M. Pichette

Administrative Aide

906-487-2354
dmpichet@mtu.edu
Administration Building G13
Kara Sokol

Kara Sokol

Senior Strategist—Content

906-487-3497
kwsokol@mtu.edu
Administration Building G16

About Kara

  • She is the lead writer and project manager for Admissions, the Center for Pre-College Outreach, and Student Affairs.
  • Her favorite part of her job is getting to work with students; she advises the Michigan Tech Lode and works closely with Keweenaw Pride.
  • She adores fresh, snappy nonfiction and spends her spare time writing and trolling the web for cool books and blogs.
  • She believes that the world would be a better place if everyone embraced the serial comma.
Brandy Tichonoff

Brandy Tichonoff

Senior Strategist—Design and Digital Services

906-487-3527
btichonoff@mtu.edu
Administration Building G15

About Brandy

  • She has over a decade of design experience.
  • Her multimedia designs have won numerous industry awards and been published in Communication Arts and HOW Design.
  • Her specialty is enterprise-scale website design.
  • She is an incurable video game junkie.
Crystal Verran

Crystal Verran

Senior Strategist—Operations

906-487-3526
ceverran@mtu.edu
Administration Building G06A

Links of Interest

About Crystal

  • She is the first person to contact when you are interested in working with UMC on a project.
  • She loves to brainstorm new ideas for publications with clients and enjoys the variety of projects that come through UMC.
  • Crystal is a great source when questions arise regarding University Identity Standards.
  • A self-described “design nerd,” she finds herself picking up publications from a variety of different places (to read and critique).