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.


April showers bring…snow? Chris Bernosky, freshman in the University of Kansas School of Engineering, was studying in the sixth floor lobby of Oliver when he saw this storm coming in over campus. “I thought it was cool how the sun is still visible even though the dark clouds are rolling in.” Rain or shine, how will you #exploreKU this spring?

The Big Event at KU 2014 The 2014 Big Event connected the KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting 3,000 student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at 300 local job sites during one day of service.  Registration for volunteers and job requests for residents will be available in fall 2014 for the 2015 Big Event. Check for updates at http://thebigeventku.com .


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times