University Relations

University Relations, a unit of University Communications, informs both internal and external audiences about NC State’s achievements in solution-driven research, interdisciplinary innovation, experiential education and partnerships with business and industry.

Units

News Services develops and markets news articles and story ideas on faculty teaching, research and expertise for dissemination to print, broadcast and electronic media. We use methods including media releases, news tips, pitches to journalists and electronic distribution of stories via the Web and social media. Our research blog, The Abstract, covers the innovative and problem-solving research conducted at NC State in a fun and informative way. Our office offers a TV studio and technical support for live or taped broadcast television interviews with NC State experts and administrators. We offer customized media relations training for faculty and staff, including practical advice on working with reporters, one-on-one coaching and advanced on-camera training in the TV studio.

Editorial Services leads efforts to engage key university stakeholders through a variety of media platforms, including publications, websites and e-newsletters. Our team develops news and feature content for both internal and external audiences and provides professional services such as writing, editing and communications counsel to clients across campus.

Staff

Fred Hartman
Executive Director of University Relations
Covers administration issues and the Chancellor’s Office. Serves as University Communications liaison with campus partners in planning the university’s public relations and media relations objectives.
Office: 919-515-7159
Mobile: 919-417-1899
fred_hartman@ncsu.edu

News Services

Mick Kulikowski
Assistant Director for News and National Media Coordinator
Covers the Provost’s Office, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering.
Office: 919-515-8387
Mobile: 919-218-5937
mick_kulikowski@ncsu.edu

D’Lyn Ford
Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Education, the College of Natural Resources and the College of Textiles.
Phone: 919-513-4798
dlyn_ford@ncsu.edu

Tracey Peake
Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Graduate School and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development.
Phone: 919-515-6142
tracey_peake@ncsu.edu

Matt Shipman
Research Communications Lead
Covers the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Poole College of Management and the College of Engineering. Serves as research communication lead.
Phone: 919-515-6386
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu

Editorial Services

David Hunt
Senior Editor
Serves as chief editor of the unit’s publications and websites. Collaborates with the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development to publish the university’s research magazine, Results. Provides communications counsel to clients across campus.
Phone: 919-515-5863
david_hunt@ncsu.edu

Tim Peeler
Writer and Editor
Creates news and feature content for internal and external audiences. Principal writer and editor for the Bulletin, the weekly e-newsletter for faculty and staff.
Phone: 919-515-6251
tim_peeler@ncsu.edu

Brent Winter
Writer and Editor
Creates news and feature content for internal and external audiences. Provides writing, editing and communications counsel to clients across campus. Serves as the division’s chief copy editor.
Phone: 919-513-3132
brent_winter@ncsu.edu