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University Communications

Public Affairs

Public Affairs
245 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-6074

Staff List

Public Affairs works broadly across the university to plan and implement strategic communication priorities. It encompasses the Offices of Public Affairs, Media Relations, Web Communications, and New Media.

Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs serves to raise the awareness of Cornell University throughout New York State and the world by coordinating communication efforts for major university initiatives, such as Cornell Now, Caring Community, development, diversity, faculty and staff recruitment, and sustainability.

Media Relations

The Media Relations Office is charged with raising Cornell University's media profile and coordinating major media-relations activities for the university. The office is the university's principal representative to local, regional, national, and international media organizations.

Office of Web Communications

The Office of Web Communications provides leadership and guidance to the entire Cornell community regarding effective and appropriate use of the web as a tool for external and internal communications.

New Media

The chief new media officer is charged with creating and overseeing Cornell University's social media strategy for University Communications and developing an online community for people to connect with Cornell's global brand and forge lifelong relationships. The office also monitors trends in digital media and makes recommendations for how the university should leverage trends in support of its mission and vision.