Beat assignments

Journalists often cover a "beat," a focus that allows them to more deeply understand the people and issues of a particular area. The Office of Marketing and Communication takes the same approach to ensure that we find and tell the best stories the university has to offer. Your beat contact can help you publicize the people, programs and events of your college and assist with other marketing and communication needs. Listed below are the beat contacts for individual colleges. To speak with a beat contact, please contact OMC at (414) 288-7448 or email below.



Arts and Sciences Shelby Williamson
Athletics Kevin Conway
Business Administration Chris Stolarski
Communication Steve Filmanowicz
Dentistry Kevin Conway
Education Abby Cole
Engineering Jennifer Russell
Health Sciences Jesse Lee
Law Kevin Conway
Nursing Lynn Griffith
Raynor Library Tom Pionek

Ad hoc beat assignments / partner liaisons



Academic Senate Lynn Griffith
Admissions marketing Tom Pionek
Advancement campaign Dave Murphy
Campus Master Plan Tom Pionek / Chris Stolarski
Campus Ministry Abby Cole
Graduate School marketing Megan Rittler 
Marquette University Police Kevin Conway
Office of the President / Provost Dave Murphy / Chris Stolarski
Public Affairs Lynn Griffith / Chris Stolarski
Rankings Chris Stolarski
Research and Sponsored Programs Tom Pionek
Research and Innovation Kevin Conway / Steve Filmanowicz
Social Entrepreneurship Tim Cigelske
Social media Tim Cigelske
Strategic plan Dave Murphy / Chris Stolarski
Sustainability Alex Busbee
Zilber Hall

About OMC

Marquette University's Office of Marketing and Communication promotes the academic reputation of Marquette and tells the Marquette story to all audiences through traditional media, social media, print publications, video, web and interactive.

We are a team of 30 professional writers, designers, marketers, Web developers and communication specialists, led by Vice President Dave Murphy, that serves the Marquette community.

Annual Report 2019

OMC Annual Report 2019View our current Annual Report which highlights the work we do to boost the academic reputation of Marquette and tells the Marquette story. Also view our accessible version of the 2019 Annual Report.

Contact us

To ask a question or get more information, call (414) 288-7448. Or contact a staff member.