It is undoubtedly a time of tremendous challenge and unprecedented opportunity for the University of Iowa. As one of the nation’s premier comprehensive research universities and a multi-billion dollar academic, cultural, and economic engine, the university is uniquely positioned to be the driving force behind Iowa’s transformation as a leader and innovator in a 21st century knowledge-based economy.
As the central communications, marketing, and outreach unit for the university, the Office of the Vice President for Strategic Communication exists to bring that story to Iowans and the world. With more than 80 professionals serving our students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, patients, fans, friends, and community members, among others, the office is equipped to address the myriad of information and engagement needs of a broad constituency.
Our collective mantra is simple: to inform, intrigue, and inspire those who are connected with or may be touched in some way by the institution, and in doing so, enhance the global brand that is the University of Iowa.
How do we do this? Through a variety of comprehensive efforts:
- The delivery of timely and compelling news and feature stories, and high-quality publications and design products pertaining to University people, programs, initiatives, and discoveries:
- The creation of award-winning photographic and video productions, and institutional branding services, including national and statewide broadcast programs airing on the Big Ten Network and University of Iowa Television:
- The attraction of world-class performing arts and entertainment offerings to the state through Hancher:
- And the facilitation of global connections amongst tens of thousands of graduates and friends via the 50,000-plus member University of Iowa Alumni Association:
The essence of the various functions that comprise the office is to communicate to all audiences in a timely, clear and engaging manner, provide outreach services that connect these audiences to the university, and to help these audiences make connections with one another.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore our services. Whether you are an individual or department at the university seeking professional communications assistance, or if you want to learn how to become more connected with one of the nation’s premier comprehensive research universities, we can provide solutions. I also invite you to contact myself or any member of our staff listed in the directory to share your comments or suggestions about our services.
The University of Iowa is remarkable in ways both well known and as yet to be told. We look forward to a relationship with you in telling the story of this great university to Iowa and the world.
Interim Vice President for Strategic Communication