Marketing and University Relations

The Department of Marketing and University Relations is the interface between the Walla Walla University campus family and the wider community. The MUR office also assists the various departments at WWU with a variety of marketing and communication needs.

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MUR Team

Aaron Nakamura

Director for Marketing and University Relations
(509) 527-2656


  • M.C.M. University of Southern California; Communication Management
  • B.S. California State University, Los Angeles; Business Administration, Marketing Management emphasis
  • Certificate of Emphasized Study in Social Media, California State University, Los Angeles

Management of marketing, branding, advertisement, and recruitment material creation, oversight of university public relations and the Marketing and University Relations team.

Kelsi Nash

University Relations Supervisor
(509) 527-2363


  • B.A. Walla Walla University; Communications
  • B.A. Walla Walla University; French

Oversight of university news stories, Westwind magazine, departmental newsletters, event promotion outside of campus, daily announcement emails, distribution of press releases and assisting with public relations communications. 


Chris Drake

Senior Manager of Media and Design
(509) 527-2083


  • B.A. Walla Walla University; Communications

Print management, photography, videography 

Jennifer Buyco

Creative Manager
(509) 527-2514


  • B.F.A. Pacific Union College; Graphic Design
  • A.S. Walla Walla University; Product Design

Oversight of the university website, social media interactions and advertising, campus calendar, and mascot relations.

Frequently asked questions

Marketing and University Relations maintains a master Google calendar for the university. This master calendar is made up of seven contributing calendars:

  1. Administration calendar
  2. Academics calendar
  3. Arts calendar
  4. Athletics calendar
  5. Chaplain’s calendar
  6. Campus Life calendar
  7. Alumni calendar

Please contact your department administrator if you would like to add an event to one of these calendars.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Buyco at or call (509) 527-2514.

There are several ways to promote your event to the WWU campus community

Daily announcements. An email compilation of events and announcements is sent to all students, faculty, and staff at 11 a.m. on Sunday through Friday. Announcements about official WWU news and events can be submitted at

Questions about daily announcements can be sent to Kelsi Nash at

Posters on campus. You can post approved posters at various locations on campus. To get your poster approved, take it to the Student Life office. This approval process applies to materials from students, faculty, staff, and off-campus organizations. View the WWU Posting Policy.

Request news coverage. Requests for event promotion through WWU social media (Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat), the WWU newsfeed, and the WWU homepage carousel are considered as they are received. Submit news coverage requests to Kelsi Nash at

Add to the online calendar. Contact the department that is sponsoring the event to have your event added to the online calendar. You can access the calendar at 

Make a post about your event in the WWU app. The WWU app is widely used by students, faculty, and staff. If you have a WWU email, you can login and post an announcement on the community feed to promote your event.

Announcement slide at CommUnity. With 24-hour notice, you can submit a slide to the student life manager to be shown prior to the start of the weekly CommUnity program. 

Walla Walla University live-streams certain events throughout the year, including: 

Athletics programs are live-streamed regularly throughout the year at