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.
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 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 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 provides information to legislators and government officials about the university's positions and policies that strengthen KU's educational mission in Kansas.
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 & 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 introduces KU to the public in a friendly and welcoming way.