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Faculty and Staff Profile

Rick Uhlmann

Director, Media Relations/Public Information
College of Business

Office: 433 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-3747

 Educational Background

B.A. Journalism/Radio-TV Film
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

 Courses Taught

Previously guest-lectured part time at University of Wisconsin-Madison Journalism School - Editing, Layout & Design


Prior to joining the College of Business as Public Information Coordinator in March of 2015, Uhlmann was Senior Manager of Media Relations for CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wis. In that role, he was responsible for communicating strategic initiatives for the company in local, trade and national media. Uhlmann also served as chief spokesperson and lead media liaison for the organization. Prior to joining CUNA Mutual, a Fortune 600 insurance and financial services company serving credit unions and their members, Uhlmann worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, the second-largest daily newspaper in Wisconsin. There he served in a variety of editor positions, spending his last six years as State Editor. Uhlmann received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He began his journalism career as a reporter and sports editor for Wisconsin’s Watertown Daily Times. He is a former member of Madison News Credit Union’s board of directors, which served member-employees of Capital Newspapers, the Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal. Uhlmann continues to serve on the board of directors of Youth Services Inc., the charitable foundation of the Wisconsin State Journal. He was also a member of the Edgewood College (Madison) Communications Studies Advisory Board. He is a past vice president of public relations on the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Western Wisconsin Chapter.