Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs advances the goals, objectives and priorities of the university through professional communication, government relations services and by promoting awareness and collaboration among communications staff in university units and affiliates.

The office consists of the following units:

Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications units provide executive-level communications, issues management and scanning, ensuring consistency in messaging across the university, social media strategy, and coordinating communications with external partners.

Government Relations

The Government Relations units manage relationships and information-sharing with legislators and government officials.

Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications serves as KU's advertising agency, specializing in brand management and strategic communications.

News and Media Relations

This unit informs the public of KU's role as one of the country's most highly regarded research universities.

Event Management & Protocol

The Office of Event Management & Protocol hosts the university's signature events and manages campus use processes and policy.

Kansas Public Radio and Audio-Reader

Kansas Public Radio provides radio broadcast programming across Kansas and northwest Missouri.



Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Economic Development
KU Calendar Administrator and Events Manager
Jack Cline
Associate Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations
Dave Cook
Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Economic Development
Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor for State Relations

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