Barbara A. Lea-Kruger
Director of Communications and External Relations
As director of Communications and External Relations, Barbara directs strategic communications and messaging for the Division’s departments. She manages the relationship with internal and external media and oversees the Division’s web presence, including social media. She coordinates with students groups such as the Undergraduate Assembly, the Graduate and Professional Students Association and provides leadership for communications of University-wide initiatives. She also oversees Campus Express, which provides online and in-person access for all new students to many of the University’s essential services.
She has held a variety of positions in journalism and communications and has authored articles in major publications. She has a Master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a Certificate of Non-Profit Management from the Fels Institute of Government at Penn.