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.


Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.
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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
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Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students