University Communications aims to increase the understanding, recognition, and advocacy of UChicago’s impact as one of the world’s leading research universities. Our teams focus on building the University brand, enhancing and protecting its reputation, and engaging our University community.
UChicago News Office
The UChicago News Office highlights how University scholars are shaping and defining fields and confronting the world’s most pressing problems. Through the UChicago News website and University homepage, it also tells the story of our unique community—from the transformative student experience to impactful initiatives and events across campus. University Communications collaborates with campus partners to produce content that demonstrates the global impact of the University.
From websites to social media to podcasts, University Communications leads digital communications initiatives across campus. It leads the strategic planning for many social channels, and partners on website design and development with schools, divisions, and programs across campus. University Communications also manages the University of Chicago Podcast Network, which features shows on a breadth of topics—from business and economics to politics to the sciences to human rights issues.
Media Relations and Public Affairs
The media relations team works with University leadership, faculty, and communications partners across UChicago to broaden public understanding of the University and drive media engagement around research, key projects and initiatives. The public affairs team collaborates with UChicago leaders on proactive reputation planning, issues management, and institutional communications.
UChicago Creative’s team of filmmakers, graphic designers, copywriters, and brand strategists works with campus partners to tell the University’s unique story and protect and grow its brand and identity. UChicago Creative maintains the University’s identity guidelines, facilitates licensing requests, creates award-winning multimedia projects, and produces live webcasts for University events.
Paul M. Rand
Vice President of Communications
Assistant Vice President, Chief Digital Marketing Officer
Assistant Vice President of Communications
Assistant Vice President, UChicago Creative
Executive Director for Communications Strategy and Chief of Staff for University Communications
Senior Director of Media Relations
Director of News and Content
Director of Provost Communications
Director of Global Communications
Internal Communications Director