Laurie Krasin has been the regional director of communications for the UW Colleges Northeast Region since January 2016. She leads communications strategies for the three campuses in the region - UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Fox Valley and UW-Manitwoc.
She joined the UW Colleges in 2000 as university relations director at UW-Fond du Lac, just as the campus was celebrating completion of a $13 million renovation. The first few weeks on the job were a whirlwind with numerous re-dedication events celebrating the opening of the University Center Commons, Prairie Theater and Library. Many academic cermonies, plays, concerts and lectures later - it hasn't slowed down a bit!
She has higher education experience in the areas of public/media relations, communications, marketing, social media and budget management. Her background also includes successful work in alumni relations, advancement, publications and special event planning.
Laurie enjoys sharing student and alumni success stories and believes strongly in the power of education to change a person's life. She has established a memorial scholarship in honor of her mother, who was an elementary school teacher for 30 years.