Melissa 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.
As Assistant Director of Digital Strategy, Andrea is responsible for the research, development, and implementation of digital content strategies on behalf of the university, including the website, social media, and new media. She enjoys collaborating with departments and students on how to best tell their UM-Flint story in the digital space. Andrea has her bachelor’s in Communication and her master's in Brand Management.
Bill has spent the past twenty years as a communications professional in the higher education and non-profit industries. Prior to joining the UM-Flint team in 2015, he worked for the University of Iowa, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington, DC-based Advocates for Youth. At UM-Flint, Bill assists in the development and implementation of strategic communications objectives and plans aligned with university priorities.
As the Senior Creative Strategist in University Communications and Marketing, 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 over 10 years.
Lindsay Dinsmore is the Office Administrator for University Communications & Marketing. She has a wide variety of responsibilities such as 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.
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.
As senior 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.
Lindsay joined the UCOM team in 2019. As Communications Coordinator, she is responsible for a communications strategy for the Division of Student Affairs, which includes social media, the website, and news stories. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010 with a degree in journalism and political science. She worked as a journalist for nearly eight years before moving to a career in communications in higher education.
Originally from the Grand Rapids area, Bob graduated with degrees in Organizational Communication and Business Administration from Alma College. He earned his Master of Arts in Applied Communication from the University of Michigan-Flint. Prior to joining the university's communications and marketing 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.
Lindsay works with departments to visually represent the University of Michigan-Flint brand, and maintaining and updating the DAM.
As the Social Media Strategist, Anna works on telling the UM-Flint story through various social media platforms. She enjoys capturing all the great things the university has to offer one post and emoji at a time. Anna is UM-Flint alumna who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.