External Relations

Welcome to External Relations

The External Relations team strives to create life-changing opportunities for Lakehead University students and our communities by inspiring supporters at home, and around the world, to become invested in Lakehead’s future.  

We are responsible for advancing Lakehead University's image and reputation by disseminating news; developing and implementing internal and external communications, strategic marketing, special events; and developing strong relationships with key constituency groups, including alumni, donors, community groups and all levels of government.

Alumni and Community Relations

Stephanie Costanzo on the Phone


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Government Relations

Ottawa parliament hill

Donor Events

Donor events on campus


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Contact Us

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Contact Us


Deb Comuzzi
Deb Comuzzi Vice-President, External Relations
Vice-President, Personnel
Campus: Thunder Bay
Office Location: UC2004
Phone Number:
+1 (807) 343-8421
Email: dcomuzzi@lakeheadu.ca
More: Read more about Deb Comuzzi


Patti McCluskey
Patti McCluskey
Administrative Coordinator, Personnel
Campus: Thunder Bay
Office Location: UC 2004
Phone Number:
+1 (807) 343-8300, +1 (807) 346-7992
Email: patti.mccluskey@lakeheadu.ca
More: Read more about Patti McCluskey

Laara Losier
Laara Losier
Gift and Database Administrator, Personnel
Campus: Thunder Bay
Office Location: AC 119C
Phone Number:
+1 (807) 343-8194, +1 (807) 343-8999
Email: losier@lakeheadu.ca
More: Read more about Laara Losier

Jacquie Kent Community Relations Assistant, Orillia
Campus: Orillia
Office Location: OA 2001B
Phone Number:
+1 (705) 330-4008ext. 2080
Email: jkent@lakeheadu.ca
More: Read more about Jacquie Kent