Melissa has been with UM-Flint for over 15 years and focuses on budget and account management, strategic marketing development, media solutions, and brand management. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and a Master of Arts in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from Wayne State University.
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After graduating from Michigan State University, Sean moved around from Portland to Seattle to L.A. to San Francisco to New York City before making his way back to Michigan in 2012. Starting his career in animation as a storyboard artist, he segued into publishing as an illustrator, graphic designer, typesetter, and frontend developer working on projects for several mid- to high-profile companies such as Avalon Travel, Darkhorse Comics, Penguin Books, Flipboard, and many others. After relocating his family back to Michigan from New York, he soon made his way to the University of Michigan-Flint where he helped with the migration of the site from its old CMS to Drupal.
Telemarketers: Sean has no hand in addressing, influencing, or deciding on university-wide purchases. Please address such offers to Web Master Tim Todd in the Information Technology Services department.
As the Senior Graphic Designer in University Relations, Tricia works with all departments on campus to visually represent the University of Michigan-Flint brand. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University, and has been with UM-Flint for almost 10 years.
Lindsay Dinsmore is the Administrative Assistant for University Relations. She has a wide variety of responsibilities such as maintaining and updating the DAM, reconciling p-cards, and assisting with the planning of various campus events. She is an expert at organizing and loves helping others. She really enjoys her job and being a part of the UM-Flint campus.
Andrea has been with the university for over 15 years in a variety of roles. Her main responsibilities include brand management, digital marketing and strategy, telling UM-Flint's story through photography, overseeing and managing the social media strategy for the university's social media accounts, managing the Digital Asset Manager which houses over 33,000 images, and editorial work. She enjoys collaborating with departments and students on how to best tell their UM-Flint story. Andrea has her bachelor’s in Communication and her master's in Brand Management.
Robert spent more than a dozen years as a newspaper reporter, including a decade in New England. He graduated from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Sociology.
He joined the University of Michigan-Flint in August 2014 as a staff writer.
As staff writer, Robert writes features, trend stories, and news pieces about the University of Michigan-Flint. He highlights and profiles the great work by students, faculty, staff, and alumni. He also focuses heavily on engaged learning at the university and how it connects with the community. Contact him to get the word out on the excellent work done at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Originally from the Grand Rapids area, Bob graduated with degrees in Organizational Communication and Business Administration from Alma College. Prior to joining the University Relations team in 2004, he spent five years working as a copywriter/producer for Detroit and Flint area advertising agencies. At UM-Flint, Bob's main resposibilies are brand, creative, and content strategy.