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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: This includes the chancellor's twice-monthly Monday Messages

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

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

Social Media Calendar: A 12-month calendar of message themes for Communicators

KU Works: An annual publication highlighting KU's outreach across Kansas


Joe Monaco

Joe Monaco
Director of Strategic Communications
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Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
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Katie McCurry
​Senior Digital Strategist
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Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Tim Caboni
Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
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