Kate Norlander

Assistant Director, Marketing Communications

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Kate has worked for University Relations since 2003 and for St. Thomas since 1996. Prior to coming to St. Thomas, she worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Her client list at St. Thomas includes Art History, Catholic Studies, Music, ThreeSixty. She is also responsible for CAS undergraduate department brochures and newsletters. She edits Perspectives, the magazine for the Center for Catholic Studies, and sits on the editorial board of B. magazine.

She has a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.B.C. from St. Thomas.

Brian Brown

Director of Publications, Senior Editor
(651) 962-6423

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Brian has been at St. Thomas since 1992. Prior to his work for University Relations, he worked in Business Affairs in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

He has coordinated the development and launch of four magazines at St. Thomas (B., CAS Spotlight, Perspectives and St. Thomas Lawyer), and currently serves as editor of both St. Thomas and B. magazines. Brian leads the New Media Initiatives Group – a working committee that develops and implements social media policy, procedures and emerging marketing opportunities. He also serves on the university’s Sustainability Committee, is the staff adviser for KUST and has taught as an adjunct instructor in the English department. Brian graduated from Saint John’s University (Minn.) with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration and has a M.A. in English from St. Thomas.

Patty Petersen

Magazine Editor
(651) 962-6153

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Patty has worked in the University Relations department for 24 years. She is currently the managing editor of St. Thomas magazine, editor of CAS Spotlight magazine and editor of St. Thomas Lawyer magazine.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a major in Communication and a minor in English, and is working toward a Master of Business Communication at St. Thomas.

She is a former board member of the Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association, Minnesota Women in Higher Education. At St. Thomas, Patty has served on the Service-Learning Advisory Board, the College Life Committee and the University Committee on Women.