Communications Team

Colorado School of Mines

Communications and Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Office at Colorado School of Mines seeks to support and promote the work of the university’s students, faculty and staff. We place the highest priority on work that furthers the goals of the MINES@150 strategic plan:

  • To be a top-of-mind and first-choice university
  • Expand offerings and diversify delivery
  • Grow the scale and impact of research
  • Strengthen affinity for Mines
  • Be more innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Attract private investment

Meet the Team

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Victoria O’Malley

Chief Marketing Officer

  • Marketing and communications strategy
  • Brand identity and positioning
  • Digital presence and storytelling

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Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications

  • External and internal communications
  • Emergency communications
  • University media relations

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Ken Tandy

Director of Digital Strategies and Insights

  • Digital advertising for brand and recruitment
  • Website management
  • University reporting and data analysis

Karie Farr

Karie Farr

Senior Web Manager

  • Website management
  • UX development
  • User training

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Ashley Spurgeon

Editorial Manager

  • Editor, Mines Magazine
  • Production of other print publications
  • Writing

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Christina Vessa

Brand Manager

  • Branding and creative direction
  • Print materials
  • Content design

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Jasmine Leonas

Public Information Specialist

  • Mines Newsroom
  • Daily Blast
  • University media relations


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Leilani Reyes

Social Media Manager

  • Social media management and strategy
  • Digital storytelling

Kelly Gomez

Kelly Gomez

Marketing Coordinator

  • Marketing and communications
  • Brand and content

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Andrea Golod

Marketing Program Manager, Graduate Online and Continuing Education

  • Program strategy and development
  • Account management

Communications and Marketing Team
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