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

Executive-level communications, issues management and scanning, ensuring consistency in messaging across the university, social media strategy, and coordinating communications with external partners.

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Government Relations

Manages relationships and information-sharing with legislators and government officials.

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Marketing Communications

KU's advertising agency, specializing in brand management and strategic communications.

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News and Media Relations

Informs the public of KU’s role as one of the country’s most highly regarded research universities.

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Event Management and Protocol

Introduces KU to the public in a friendly 
and welcoming way.

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KU Communicators

Communications practitioners embedded in units, schools, and departments across the university

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Kansas Public Radio

Includes towers and listeners across Kansas and northwest Missouri. ​

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Audio-Reader

A free reading and information service for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri.

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