Montana State University

University Communications

University Communications

Tracy Ellig

Tracy Ellig

Executive Director of University Communications
E-mail: tellig@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5607
Location: Room 435 Culbertson Hall

Connie Lange

Connie Lange

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
E-mail: connielange@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4571
Location: Room 437 Culbertson Hall

Connie is the primary contact for inquiries about University Communications and support for its staff of outstanding professionals. She has a broad background in studio art and education with degrees from MSU. In addition to her native Montana, she has lived and worked in the Bahamas, south Florida and Kumamoto, Japan.

Marketing and Creative Services (Culbertson Hall Location)

Julie Kipfer

Julie Kipfer

Director, Marketing and Creative Services
E-mail: jkipfer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5737
Location: Room 433 Culbertson Hall

Julie has a background in higher education and marketing, with over 15 years of experience. She is responsible for developing the concepts and strategies for university marketing programs. She chairs the Marketing Advisory Committee and works to coordinate campus efforts, promote MSU to our various constituents, and create programs to enhance MSU's image and awareness.

Bridget Ashcraft

Bridget Ashcraft

Graphic Designer
E-mail: ashcraft@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5129
Location: Room 434 Culbertson Hall

Bridget has more than 10 years experience as a graphic designer and has been with University Communications since 2003. She is currently the art director for Mountains & Minds magazine.

Lee Cook

Eulalie (Lee) Cook

Marketing Specialist
E-mail: lcook@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7462
Location: Room 424 Culberson Hall

Lee Cook is a marketing specialist and has five years of experience in the marketing industry. Originally from Bozeman, she obtained a B.S. in Journalism, an M.A. in Marketing Communication. At MSU she works closely with key constituents on campus and the rest of the staff to create strategies and materials that promote and enhance MSU's image.

Kristen Drumheller

Kristen Drumheller

Graphic Designer
E-mail: kristend@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5141
Location: Room 434 Culbertson Hall

Kristen is a graphic designer working on a variety of projects. She graduated from MSU's graphic design program and has been working with Marketing and Creative Services for several years.

Alison Gauthier

Alison Gauthier

Graphic Designer
E-mail: alison@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-6957
Location: Room 434 Culberson Hall

Also a graduate of MSU's Graphic Design program, Alison recently started working in Publications and Graphics as a graphic designer.

Ron Lambert

Ron Lambert

Art Director
E-mail: rlambert@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5128
Location: Room 432 Culbertson Hall

Caroline Zimmerman

Caroline Zimmerman

Publications Editor/Printing Production Specialist
E-mail: apbcz@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5142
Location: Room 430 Culbertson Hall

Caroline is a publications editor and production coordinator. She is the managing editor for numerous university publications, including the Collegian.

MontanaPBS

Eric Hyyppa

Eric Hyyppa

Director and General Manager, KUSM, MontanaPBS
E-mail: eric_hyyppa@montanapbs.org

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MSU News Service (Culbertson Hall Location)

Carol Schmidt

Carol Schmidt

Assistant Director
E-mail: cschmidt@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1966
Location: Room 431 Culbertson Hall

Schmidt is a native of Denver, Colo. with both a bachelor's (sociology/social work) and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming. She has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Wyoming, Montana and Ohio. She also has worked in public relations firms in Seattle and San Diego and freelanced for many years. She has worked at the MSU News Service since 1994. Schmidt is the editor of MSU’s Mountains and Minds magazine. She also covers the humanities including the College of Arts and Architecture and portions of the College of Letters and Science.

Anne Cantrell

Anne Cantrell

Assistant Director
E-mail: anne.cantrell@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4902
Location: Room 428 Culbertson Hall

Anne is an assistant director of the MSU News Service, where she works with with members of the News Service staff and other University Communications units to produce written, electronic and photographic and multimedia content to advance the university's mission. She also covers the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Nursing, College of Education, Health and Human Development and the MSU Library. Anne has a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell College and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Montana.

Evelyn Boswell

Evelyn Boswell

Writer/Editor
E-mail: evelynb@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5135
Location: Room 426 Culbertson Hall

Evelyn is a writer and editor. She produces features stories, press releases and writing to support publications. Originally from Iowa, she graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science. She was a writer and editor at daily, weekly and twice-weekly newspapers in Iowa before moving to Montana to write for the Billings Gazette. She has been at MSU since 1996, working for Communications Services and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Technology Transfer and Creativity.

Sepp Jannotta

Sepp Jannotta

Writer/Editor
E-mail: seppjannotta@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7371
Location: Room 428 Culbertson Hall

Sepp is a writer and editor assigned to the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture, and the College of Letters and Science. Sepp grew up in and around Chicago. He received a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing from Colorado College. Prior to joining MSU in 2011, a 12-year career in journalism (and a love of the rugged corners of the West) took him to newspapers in Alaska, Wyoming and Montana.

Kelly Gorham

Kelly Gorham

News photographer
E-mail: kelly.gorham@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5134
Location: Room 423 Culbertson Hall

Kelly is the senior news photographer for MSU. He is a Montana native and earned his bachelor's degree in photography from MSU in 1995. He has been a staff photographer for newspapers in Montana and Nevada and was a corporate photographer in Seattle. Kelly's photos have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, National Geographic Explorer, Sports Illustrated and USA Today.

Abbey Nelson

Abbey Nelson

Multimedia Specialist
E-mail: abbey.nelson@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4569
Location: Room 423 Culbertson Hall

Abbey is a videographer and assistant photographer for MSU. She produces short videos for the university across all departments as well as the commemorative videos on the MSU honorary doctorate recipients. After growing up in Bozeman, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her bachelor's degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University. After graduation in 2012, Abbey moved to Bonn, Germany to help teach documentary production at the Akademie für Internationale Bildung, a study abroad partnership with LMU. Abbey has produced and directed several short documentaries and plans to pursue a career in documentary production in addition to her work at MSU.

MSU Web and Digital Communications (Culbertson Hall Location)

Jacob Dolan

Jacob Dolan

Director of MSU Web and Digital Communications
E-mail: jake@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5036
Location: Room 418 Culbertson Hall

Jake is a native Montanan that loves the Bozeman community and area. He is leading MSU Web and Digital Communications in the development of communications tools for the MSU Web site. He also acts as the MSU Web Coordinator providing support and general oversight for the MSU Web domain.

Brett Davis

Brett Davis

Web Programmer
E-mail: brett.davis2@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4516
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

Brett hails from Vermont, and after spending a year in Arizona, a year in California and three in Germany, has finally settled down very happily in Bozeman. He has been a freelance web developer for much of this time and is excited to be a part of the University Communications team.

Kaitlyn Goodall

Kaitlyn Goodall

Web Content Management Support Programmer
E-mail: kgoodall@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5140
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

Kaitlyn is primarily responsible for content management services and related development. While not native to Montana, she is ecstatic to be back in mountain country, and particularly to be in Bozeman and at MSU. She is enthusiastic about usability and interoperability, with a focus on people and in accommodating natural and fluid interaction across systems.

Adam Griffith

Web Programmer
E-mail: adam.griffith1@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5036
Location: Room 418 Culbertson Hall

Christina Hall

Christina Hall

Front-end Designer and Developer
E-mail: christina.hall4@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2342
Location: Room 424 Culbertson Hall

Nilam A. Patel

Nilam A. Patel

Social Media Strategist
E-mail: nilam.patel@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4594
Location: Room 424 Culbertson Hall

Nilam is a native of Roanoke, Va. She moved to Bozeman, MT to work at Montana State University for their Web and Digital Communications team in March 2014. Before moving to Bozeman, Nilam worked in Information Systems at Wake Forest University, which is where she received her B.A. in History. Nilam has a background in technology and higher education.

Jeanine Schoessler

Jeanine Schoessler

Web Support Programmer
E-mail: jeanine@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2722
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

Jeanine has been with Web and Digital Communications since 2009 and graduated from MSU-Great Falls with a degree in Design Drafting with an emphasis on Web Design. She has worked with multiple projects of website creation, design and maintenance, as well as engineering design with Sikorsky Aircraft.

University Printing Service (Culbertson Hall Location)

Victoria Enger

Victoria Enger

Managing Director of University Printing Services and CopyCats
E-mail: venger@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4960
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Victoria has been with University Printing Services since 1996. She is responsible for customer service and project management. She has managed CopyCats since 5/2010. Contact her for general information or to arrange services through University Printing Services or CopyCats.

Steve Bickwermert

Steve Bickwermert

Administrative Assistant
E-mail: bickwermert@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4969
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Steve has been with the Montana State University system since 1978 and with Printing Services since 2001. As the Office Manager, he is responsible for walk-in customer counter service, receiving and assigning jobs to the appropriate departments. He serves as backup for color and large format printing, and MSU Check Printing. He manages all the invoicing and Banner Accounting for Printing Services. He also supervises the part-time student employee and coordinates deliveries.

Sandra Bunch

Sandra Bunch

Duplication Supervisor
E-mail: upserv@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7963
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Sandy has been with University Printing Services since 1981. She is responsible for printing all of the black and white jobs on two high-speed production digital printers.  She manages the Campus Course Packet Program and obtains copyright permissions for professors. She directly supervises two employees. She also coordinates all incoming web and digital submission jobs and controls paper inventory. She serves as backs up for bindery, banner bookkeeping operations and MSU Check Printing.

Mike Einhaus

Mike Einhaus

Duplicating Press Operator
E-mail: upserv@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5101
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Mike is the sole press operator in Printing Services in charge of one-color and two-color offset press runs. He prints the MSU envelopes, letterhead and business cards for all campus. He manages all new files designated for the digital plate maker to access for reprints. He also orders and receives paper and supplies and serves as backup for* bindery.  Mike is that hard-to-find press operator who still understands and appreciates the art and the craft of offset printing.

Jeannie Gunderson

Jeannie Gunderson

Accountant
E-mail: jeannie.gunderson@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2723
Location: Room 9 Culbertson Hall

Jeannie began working at MSU in 1995 in the Financial Aid Department In 1997 she moved to Physics and retired from there in 2009 as the Fiscal and Operations Manager. Since retirement she has worked part time for OSP, University Communications, KUSM, College of Business. Currently doing the accounting for University Printing/CopyCats and pre-award work for OSP. Being retired gives her time to be a full time Grandma.

Conrad Janzer

Conrad Janzer

Digital Prepress Technician
E-mail: cjanzer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5708
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Conrad is the person to contact for questions on sending digital files direct to University Printing Services for maximum quality output. He is responsible for outputting all color jobs to the Xerox Color Printer and large-format color imaging to the EPSON Stylus printer. He serves as backup for black & white printing and bindery.

 

Jens Rosenkranz

Jens Rosenkranz

Customer Service Representative
E-mail: jens.rosenkranz@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5708
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Jens was hired at University Printing Services in February of 2014 to provide Customer Service to our MSU campus customers. Jens has over 32 years of experience in the printing field ranging from press operator to general manager in Germany, Samoa, and Hawaii. Jens is available to assist you with coordinating and estimating your print jobs to get you the best possible pricing to meet your office budget. He will also provide assistance to help you send jobs to our online ordering system at www.montana.edu/ezprint.