External Relations

Our Purpose Statement:

The External Relations Team creates transformative opportunities for our students and communities by inspiring our Alumni and friends to invest in Lakehead University.

We work side-by-side with our alumni, donors, communities, faculty, staff, and government to ensure that Lakehead delivers an outstanding student experience that will help our graduates transform the world through in exceptional and unconventional ways.

External Relations exists to fulfill the mandate of the University by building public understanding and support for the University’s mission and vision.

External Relations is comprised of the following units:

Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement

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Government Relations

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Donor Events

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Communications, Marketing and Web Development

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Patti McCluskey



External Relations Coordinator

Administrative Coordinator

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



Gift and Database Administrator

Campus: Thunder Bay

Office Location: AC 119C

Phone Number: +1 807-343-8194

Email: katie.friday@lakeheadu.ca

More: Read more about Katie Friday

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Campaign Operations Associate

Campus: Thunder Bay

Office Location: AC 119C

Phone Number: +1 (807) 343-8913

Email: jcsteers@lakeheadu.ca

More: Read more about Jen Steers