The photography unit of University Communications documents the UWL story through vibrant, dynamic images that reflect the university's commitment to providing an innovative, high-quality, affordable and accessible education. Our university photographers cover campus, providing photos and images that tell the UWL story.

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Michael Lieurance  Profile of Michael Lieurance

Photographer & Comm Specialist
115 Graff Main Hall

Specialty areas:

Photography & Campus Connection

FAA certified UAS/drone pilot

Priority is given to campus photography required for University Communications, media and public relations, and student recruitment. This includes:

  • major university events and celebrations
  • notable guest lecturers
  • major promotional photos.

Photography services can be provided to colleges, departments and units, subject to availability, for:

  • news events
  • classroom environments
  • academic or campus life activities
  • campus architecture
  • on- and off-campus locations
  • portraits.

Guidelines for photography requests

  • Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Submit by emailing Mike Lieurance
  • University Communications reserves the right to prioritize projects in accordance with the above criteria.
  • A specific photo date may not be possible due to scheduling conflicts.

UWL's policy on the photography of students: In addition to student data elements, UWL has designated photographs and video that are taken of students on campus and at university-sponsored activities as information that may appear in university publications, brochures, websites, social media, etc., without the written consent of students.

COVID19 headshot update:

Previous to COVID19, official university headshots were captured in studio on a white background to maintain a consistent look and brand throughout website. Due to COVID19 social distancing and mask requirements, new employees have two options:

1. Submit personal headshot to the University Photographer Mike Lieurance to be uploaded to the site. Submitted photos should be head and shoulders with no logoed shirts. Employees will be contacted at a later date, when restrictions have lifted, to schedule an official headshot in studio on a white background.

2. Schedule an outdoor headshot with the campus photographer, at a safe distance, when employees are back on campus. These headshots will need to be rescheduled in studio on a white background at a later date when restrictions have lifted.

*Current employees will have to wait until restrictions have lifted to schedule headshot retakes.

University Communications takes official staff and faculty portraits during scheduled studio times throughout the year. These portraits can be used for a variety of purposes - including use as the primary images for employee profile pages at

For quickest turnaround time, departments should schedule photo appointments with the campus photographer: Mike Lieurance or the office operations associate: Britney Heineman