The Integrated Communications and Media Relations team works to advance the institution’s mission by aligning communications strategies and resources across campus academic departments and administrative divisions and expanding public awareness of the university’s research and academic excellence.
Team members partner and serve as the primary advisors to communications leaders in multiple units outside the central communications portfolio and regularly work to determine communications goals and priorities, and facilitate plans to meet the goals and measure success. These units include all academic schools and colleges, The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, University Advancement, and Student Success and Enrollment Management.
The office also serves as the university’s newsroom and the central contact for media relations. Team members write news releases, produce media assets, and respond to journalists’ requests for interviews with experts.