Contact Us

NAU Communications
PO Box 4133
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Department Number: (928) 523-2282

NAU Communications works to advance Northern Arizona University’s mission and vision and to promote the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff.

We work with the media and NAU departments to send out press releases, participate in crisis communication, provide public information, answer questions, arrange press conferences, find experts and many other functions related to mass communication.

All on-campus filming requests should be sent to Please allow two weeks for processing, which requires proof of commercial general liability insurance and workers compensation coverage.

For more information on public records requests, visit

Office staff is available 24/7 for emergencies and is readily available to anyone seeking help with getting the word out.

Kimberly Ott, Associate Vice President for Communications
(928) 523-1894

Heidi Toth, Director of NAU Communications
Beat: College of Health and Human Services; College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences, NAU Online and Statewide, NAU Yuma
(928) 523-8737

Carly Banks, Assistant Director of NAU Communications
(928) 523-5582

Jill Kimball, Communications Manager
Beat: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; College of Education; Honors College 


Maria DeCabooter, Assistant Director, Social Media

Darvin Descheny, Digital Media Coordinator

Scott Barker, Communications Coordinator, Social Media