Jayson Hajdu was elevated to assistant athletics director for media relations in June 2010 after completing his second year as UND's director of media relations. Prior to that, he spent the previous six years as an assistant media relations director at UND.
Hajdu oversees the day-to-day operations of the media relations office, which serves as a liaison between UND's administration, coaches and student-athletes and the local, regional, national and international media. Other responsibilities of his office include annual and gameday publications, UNDSports.com, social media and multimedia initiatives, press box management and staffing for home events, and historical archiving and research.
Hajdu is the primary contact for UND men's hockey, men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's track and field. He also serves as the on-site administrator for men's hockey.
A member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Hajdu has garnered 22 CoSIDA Publications Awards, including seven "Best in the Nation" citations.
In June of 2008, Hajdu was one of UND's 11 recipients of the North Central Conference Legacy Award.
Hajdu served as the Print Media Chairperson for 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and was the Media Chairperson for the 2008 World Curling Federation World Men's Curling Championship. Both events were held in Grand Forks, N.D.
Hajdu is a 2000 graduate of UND with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in history.A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Hajdu served as a graduate assistant in the UND athletic media relations office in 2000 and 2001.
Hajdu's family includes his wife, Amanda. They have two dogs, Ruby and Dudley, and a fat cat, Max.