College of Liberal Arts

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Media Relations

David Ochsner, Director of Public Affairs, (512) 475-9712

Focuses on strengthening the college’s reputation and improving public understanding of the value of a liberal arts education. Working closely with the dean, the president's communications office, and the college's public affairs team, he oversees all aspects of communications services within the College of Liberal Arts.

Rachel GriessPublic Affairs Representative, (512) 471-2689

Specializes in media relations, press releases and online stories. She manages the college’s daily clips report. Please contact for media inquiries, press releases and news items for the college’s homepage.


Website and Digital Strategy

Christopher Rankin, Digital Strategy Manager

Manages the content strategy for the college’s website. He serves as a liaison to the college units for its website objectives and best practices.

Crystal McCallon, Graphic Designer, (512) 232-2973

Provides design and creative concepts for the college’s website and digital assets with an emphasis on user experience. Updates and maintains the Student Affairs web pages.


Social Media, Student News, Newsletters

Emily Nielsen, Digital Content Producer, (512) 232-6504

Serves as lead writer for all print and online stories highlighting student success in the College of Liberal Arts. Manages and maintains the college’s social media channels and events calendar. Maintains the College's Alumni newsletter and the Dean's staff newsletter, as well as those of certain departments.


Graphic Design

Jennifer Garcia, Senior Graphic Designer

Oversees art direction and design for the College of Liberal Arts and Life & Letters magazine. She creates visual storytelling for news and feature content.


Life & Letters Magazine

Michelle Bryant, Assistant Director of Public Affairs, (512) 232-4730

Serves as editor in chief for Life & Letters magazine. Works closely with the director to assist with the development and management of all aspects of marketing and communications within the college. Please contact to submit story ideas for the magazine and forthcoming books.

Alexandra E. Reshanov, Writer, (512) 471-2793

Blog contributor and writer for Life & Letters magazine.