About the Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs, headed by Vice Chancellor Timothy C. Caboni, oversees institutional news and media relations, government relations, marketing and branding, creative and editorial services, and ceremonies and events. It also manages Kansas Public Radio and the Audio-Reader service for the vision impaired.

Audio-Reader

The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is a free reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print-disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri. We read daily newspapers, magazines, and best-selling books on the air and on the Internet 24 hours a day.

Kansas Public Radio

Kansas Public Radio is one “station” with several towers and listeners across a wide swath of northeast, north-central, and southeast Kansas; the Kansas City metro area; and northwest Missouri.

KU Communicators

KU Communicators are the face, voice, and ears of the university. They are responsible for informing and assisting our key stakeholders — from parents, alumni, and reporters to faculty, donors, and citizens.

Government Relations

Government Relations provides information to legislators and government officials about the university's positions and policies that strengthen KU's educational mission in Kansas.

Marketing Communications

The Office of Marketing Communications is the university's public relations agency, specializing in brand management and strategic communications that build meaningful relationships between KU and the public.

News and Media Relations

News & Media Relations informs the public of KU’s role as one of the country’s most highly regarded research universities.

University Ceremonies and Special Events

University Ceremonies and Special Events introduces KU to the public in a friendly and welcoming way.


Junior architecture student Zach Zielke steps along the tessellated tiles winding through the gallery of the Art & Design building. After completing the pathway as a class project, his roommate, junior Anthony Schmiedeler, snapped a photo to show off Zielke’s work. Zielke says the installation was an intervention — to encourage students and visitors to pause and consider the displays of artwork instead of using the gallery as a shortcut through the building. “The gallery allows the creativity and hard work of KU art students to be seen and appreciated,” Schmiedeler says. “By exploring different campus buildings, students can garner an appreciation for the great diversity of the university.” As you continue to explore KU, make sure to stop by the gallery to see the new tiles and the gallery artwork! KU School Of The Arts KU Design Department KU Architecture

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Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students