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The purpose of the Communications Committee is to develop and maintain appropriate standards for communication and information sharing via the agencies with which we outsource. In addition, this committee is responsible for the solicitation and dissemination of knowledge through various channels.

Committee Goals

  • Produce three high quality online issues of the magazine each year in a timely and cost efficient manner that are representative of the organization’s mission, values, needs and current issues.
  • Maintain representation within magazine publications to accurately reflect and engage audience.
  • Engage membership in professional development opportunities with Communications through authorship, recognition, and online platforms.
Perspectives 2019 Cover - Aiming for Access: Removing Potential Barriers

Write for Perspectives Magazine!

The UMR Communications Committee produces three Perspectives magazine each year.  The committee is always soliticing articles for the following topic areas:

  • Inside UMR
    Region updates and information. This section is dedicated to updates from inside the UMR region, mostly submitted by current executives and committee members.
  • Perspectives
    An opportunity to write articles focused by the magazine theme. However, not all articles for this section must be directly related to the theme. We encourage submissions that represent the wide variety of perspectives that are within our region.
  • The Personal Side
    A more personal look at our UMR Region professionals and how they connect with their jobs, colleagues, and students on a day to day basis.
  • The Business Side
    An overview of day-to-day operations at the various institutions in our region. Articles in this section may include successful practices in the region.
  • The Student Side
    This section is dedicated to the students that we work with every day.  Articles should be about working with students in any capacity.

View the Submission Guidelines for more specific information on these topics and article requirements.

Article Submission Timeline

Summer 2019 Issue to be Published May 2019
Submission Deadline: March 11, 2019

Fall 2019 Issue to be Published October 2019
Submission Deadline: July 10, 2019

Spring 2020 Issue to be Published March 2020
Submission Deadline: January 8, 2020


Communications Committee 2019

Committee Members

Pamela Lisowe (Chair), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phil Neuman, University of Kansas
Nathan Ross, Iowa State University
Matt Diischer, North Dakota State College of Science
Alexis Paladini, Minnesota State University Mankato
Mark Moultrup Missouri Western State University
Jordan Baumgardner, Iowa State University
Dylan Kersten, Fort Hays State University
Barb Haggerty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Daniel Vorwerk, Minnesota State University Mankato
Carrie Gochnauer, University of Iowa
Audrey Cloum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Pamela Lisowe, Chair,