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Mike Laninga
Mike  Laninga

Position:
Director of Communications

Alma Mater/Year:
Ball State/2007


01/10/2013

SAAC Presents Local Mission With Supplies

Men's basketball member Anthony Kelley presented the donations

Mike Laninga was promoted to the director of communications in Aug. of 2013 after serving three years as the assistant director.

Laninga oversees the daily operations of the communications department that includes, the organization's website, content creation, social media activity, media relations efforts, publication design and layout, web streaming and event management.

He serves as the main media contact for the athletic department along with the men's basketball and baseball teams.

From 2009-10, Laninga served as the assistant director of communications at the Horizon League, handling the communications efforts for men's and women's soccer, swimming and diving, baseball and softball. He also worked closely with WebStream Productions to develop and add content to the Horizon League Network web site.

From 2007-09, Laninga was a communications intern at the Big Ten Conference, where he was the primary media contact for soccer, swimming and diving, track and field and golf.

Laninga graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in sport management from Ball State University, where he was a student assistant in the athletics communications and marketing department, and lettered on the Cardinals' track & field team.

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