Executive Communications and External Relations

Our office is responsible for internal and external communications, and is designated as the main contact with state and federal elected officials.
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The Office of Executive Communications and External Relations is responsible for:

External Communications

Our office distributes news releases concerning the Chancellor's Office and the university as a whole; arranges media interviews with faculty, staff and students; and provides support for the Chancellor's office.  

Doug Mell  |  Director of Executive Communications and External Relations
303 Administration Building
Phone: 715-232-1198
E-mail: melld@uwstout.edu

Pam Powers  |  Communications Specialist
15 Administration Building
P.O. Box 790
Phone: 715-232-2381
E-mail: powersp@uwstout.edu

If you are unable to reach either Doug or Pam, please contact Amy Luethmers, Chief Marketing Officer at 715-232-1278 or luethmersa@uwstout.edu.

External Relations

Our office is designated as the main contact with state and federal elected officials. We also assist the Chancellor’s Office in maintaining relationships with the UW System Board of Regents. Finally, we assist the campus in maintaining relationships with business and civic organizations, disseminating information about the university and directing inquiries. Please contact Doug Mell for more information.

Internal Communications

Our office produces UW-Stout Today (daily e-mail), as well as other official communications to faculty, staff and students. We also administer the tobacco-free campus initiative.

Learn more in our StoutCloud site.

Open Records Requests

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is part of the UW System and exists pursuant to Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. UW-Stout is governed by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin and is directed by the President of the University of Wisconsin System. See Wis. Stat. § 36.09(2). UW-Stout has designated a Custodian of Public Records to meet its obligations under Wisconsin public records laws. Members of the public may obtain information and access to or copies of public records by making a request of the Records Custodian during regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8  a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

UW-Stout may bill requesters $.25 for each copy made, but will not charge reproduction costs for electronic copies of records that exist in electronic format. A location fee may be charged if the cost to locate the record(s) in question is $50 or more. Location fees will be calculated at the hourly salary and benefit rate for the lowest-paid employee capable of performing the task. No fee will be charged for the cost of reviewing records for possible redaction or removal of confidential information.

Requests which exceed a total cost of $5 may require prepayment. All requests will be processed as soon as practicable and without delay.

Requests should be sent to melld@uwstout.edu.  Questions can be directed to 715-232-1198