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Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications staff are responsible for executive-level communications, issues management and environmental scanning, ensuring consistency in messaging across the university, social media strategy, coordinating communications with external partners, and managing communications that have significant legal, legislative or reputational ramifications for KU.

Publications and Resources

Strategic Communications staff create the following publications and resources:

Chancellor's Messages: Regular messages to campus on various topics

Chancellor's Speeches: Speeches for key university events and appearances

Chancellor's Report: KU's annual report highlighting our top achievements

KU Roundup: A newsletter for state legislators and policymakers

Legislative Testimonies: Presentations to Legislative committees

Alumni Messages: Regular legislative updates to alumni

Fact Sheets: Summarizes topics such as budget and economic impact

Talking Points: A monthly newsletter for Communicators


Joe Monaco

Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
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Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
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