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Public Affairs works broadly across the university to plan and implement strategic communication priorities. It encompasses the Office of Public Affairs, Press 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.
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.
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.