University Communications

Welcome to the UW-Parkside University Communications home page. We are responsible for media relations, news releases, news page content, social media accounts, the Monday Update, and much more.

Note: This is not the communication academic program.


We want to hear from you!

Our goal is to help tell the UW-Parkside story and inform our campus community and southeast Wisconsin about the many exciting things going on here at UW-Parkside. By filling out this form, you open a dialog about your upcoming projects/goals and needs, and help us know how to best tell the Parkside story. Get started by letting us know!

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University Communications Team

As many of you know, UW-Parkside’s previous Communications Director John Meilke retired in July. Since then, our Communications Team has gone through a number of additional changes, so we thought now would be a great time to re-introduce the UW-Parkside community to our new team members!


Andrew SavagianAndrew is serving as temporary UW-Parkside communications director, working 50 percent time in that role while continuing with his UW System position as internal communications manager. He joined UW System in February of 2020 after working for more than 21 years at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in a number of communication roles. He lives in Sun Prairie with his wife, two children and a variety of pets.
Email: savagian@uwp.edu

Communications and Media Relations Specialist - Robyn Elliott '20

Robyn ElliottRobyn recently joined the team as our new Communications and Media Relations Specialist, but had been helping coordinate UWP social media since early July. Robyn handles numerous communication tools for UW-Parkside, including the Monday Update, social media channels, news releases, and Parkside Today podcasts. Prior to this position, Robyn was the Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Promotions for Parkside Athletics. She graduated in May with her Master's in Sports Management. Robyn received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from UW-Oshkosh while competing as a four-year starter on the women's soccer team. Robyn resides in Waukesha.

Email: elliottr@uwp.edu
Phone: (262) 595-3226

Communications Student Intern - Grace Scalzo

Grace ScalzoGrace is a sophomore at UW-Parkside and joined the communication team as our student intern. Grace will be working on our social media channels, Parkside Today podcasts and other communications. She has her own campus IGTV series, “Touching Base with Grace” found on the Ranger Athletics and Parkside Instagram accounts. She is ultimately working towards a Double Major in Business and Communication with the support of her mom and brother.

Email: scalz004@rangers.uwp.edu

Communications Assistant - Derek Fye '18

Derek Fye, English Major, writerDerek works as the Creative Services front office manager and has been involved with UW-Parkside communications since 2017 when he joined as a student intern. He graduated in December 2018 with a B.A. in English and a communication minor. Derek's duties include tracking Parkside media stories, assisting with commencement communications, and monitoring daily clips and weekly highlights. He lives in Racine with his wife and two dogs.

Email: fye@uwp.edu
Phone: (262) 595-2306

Email: university.relations@uwp.edu

Phone: (262) 595-3226

For all the latest UW-Parkside news and highlights, click here.

For all the the Monday Updates, click here.

For all the latest alumni news, click here.

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