Laurie Krasin

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Laurie Krasin

Regional Director of Communications
UW-Fond du Lac
Marketing & Communications

UW-FDL Admin/Extension Building, Room 126
(920) 929-1108
Office Hours / Schedule 

M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm (may vary)


Laurie Krasin became the Regional Director of Communications for the Northeast Region of the University of Wisconsin Colleges in 2016. This recently created role has given her the opportunity to support communications at three campuses in the region: UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Fox Valley and UW-Manitowoc.

With almost 20 years of higher education experience in the areas of public/media relations, communications, marketing, social media and special event planning, her background also includes a deep understanding of alumni and donor relations.

She joined the UW-Fond du Lac team in 2000, just as the campus was celebrating completion of a $13 million renovation. She previously worked at Marian University in the advancement office where she coordinated the groundbreaking ceremony for the Stayer Center and planned numerous events through the President's office including the annual dinner for donors and the community-wide Heritage Festival of the Arts.

Laurie enjoys sharing student and alumni success stories and is a journalist at heart. She earned a degree in journalism from UW-Oshkosh where she held several position on the editorial staff of the student newspaper, the Advance-Titan.

She believes strongly in the power of education to change a person's life. Laurie and her family have established a memorial scholarship at UW-Fond du Lac to honor her mom, Darlene Simonson, a life-long elementary school teacher.


Bachelor of Science Degree - UW-Oshkosh

Major: Journalism / Minor: Business Administration

Professional Accomplishments

Member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

UW Colleges Kaplan Award Recipient, 2013-14

UW-Fond du Lac Foundation Board Member (2000-2016)

Leadership Fond du Lac Graduate - Barrier-free playground project at Lakeside Park

Board Member and Treasurer, Brooke Industries (2009-12)

Marketing Writing Bootcamp course - MarketingProfs

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Analytics training - Fond du Lac Area Assoc. of Commerce

Bridges out of Poverty training - Higher Education Diversity Initiative Task Force

Servant Leadership conferences and training - Sophia Foundation

Walk One Hour in My Shoes - FDL County UW Extension