External Relations Office (ERO)

181 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 890-1430 

Todd Finkelmeyer, Communications Coordinator

Sarah Fuelleman, Alumni Relations Coordinator

​Jody Moen, Public Relations Coordinator

The School of Education's External Relations Office (ERO) includes the School's alumni, communications, and development services. As a team, the External Relations staff assists the Dean in maintaining valued relationships with alumni and friends across the country.

  • ERO coordinates numerous events for alumni, as well as events for students, faculty, and staff. These events are advertised through the Learning Connections news magazine, the Red Door Digest for alumni, and the alumni website. If you have questions about the School's public relations efforts or special events, email ​Jody Moen or call her at 608-265-7875.

  • ERO publishes the School's bi-annual news magazine, Learning Connections, and distributes it to nearly 45,000 alumni and friends. ERO also acts as a liaison between the School of Education and the local and national press, and works with a variety of community organizations to promote the School's events and initiatives. ERO staff also manage the School's website content, and produce a selection of departmental news magazines. Please visit SoE News Connections for more information and to read the online editions of our publications. Please email Todd Finkelmeyer with questions about the School's publications or call him at 608-890-1430.

  • ERO works closely with partners at the UW Foundation to coordinate the School's fund-raising efforts. Private gifts to the School of Education support a variety of scholarships and special projects. If you are interested in making a gift to the School, or if you have any questions about the School's current fund-raising efforts, please email Betsy Burns, School of Education Development Director, or contact her at 608-712-9376.
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