University Relations Office

The Office of University Relations (UR) directs campus advertising, marketing, and public relations programs. This includes:

  • External Relations: As the campus media liaison, UR facilitates information requests, arranges interviews with campus experts, and distributes news and story ideas. UR identifies and promotes the university's key messages through official campus communications, as well as providing public relations counsel to campus faculty and staff.

  • Marketing & Social Media: UR develops integrated marketing strategies and initiatives to advance the campus mission. This includes building brand identity, coordinating advertising, and managing campus communications, publications, and social media.
  • Publications & Photography: UR offers a wide range of services, including photography, social media, and print and web design. While UR's primary role is external relations, we also provide support for internal campus events, when possible.

UR Staff

Nicole Thompson
Director of University Relations
(608) 355-5258

UR Resources

Information for the Media
UR Resources for Faculty & Staff