Timothy Caboni, KU’s principal spokesman, oversees the communications, marketing, and advocacy efforts of the university. He also coordinates KU’s legislative agenda at all government levels, championing issues that include research funding, higher education policy, and health care.
Besides leading public affairs for KU’s four campuses and the KU Medical Center, Caboni coordinates the communication activities of the university with those of the KU Alumni Association, KU Endowment and Kansas Athletics, Inc. He also is responsible for the operations of Kansas Public Radio and is associate professor of educational leadership and policy in the School of Education.
Caboni came to Kansas from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., in June of 2011, where he was associate dean of the Peabody College of Education & Human Development. His efforts contributed to the school’s rising to No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools of education for three consecutive years.
A native of New Orleans, Caboni holds a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication from Western Kentucky University, and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He has professional experience in fundraising, alumni relations, prospect research, graphic design, and public relations.