The Office of External Relations, Communications and Advancement Services connects The University of Texas System with the public through strategic communications. Our four areas of expertise – External Relations, Media Relations and Communications, Events and Advancement Services – are driven by an expert team of individuals who support all 14 UT institutions and the UT System Administration offices, as needed, and reinforce the UT System’s high standard of excellence and partnerships at local, state and national levels.
The Advancement Services team supports the fundraising efforts of the UT institutions and encourages private support for the Chancellor’s initiatives. The team provides experienced counsel and centralized functions as it relates to gifts, endowment management, compliance and stewardship, naming opportunities and estate and trust administration.
The Creative and Web Services team administers and manages the UT System web site and all other digital and print media and collaborates with colleagues at the UT institutions and UT System Administration to lead, implement and maintain top-level communications that ensures, when applicable, consistent alignment to the UT System brand and visual guidelines.
The Office of Events helps coordinate official events for the Chancellor and UT System offices, most of which are hosted at the UT System Administration Building or the Bauer House, the official residence of the Chancellor. The office collaborates with colleagues and vendors on logistics, creative planning, and event execution.
The Media Relations and Communications team is responsible for developing and overseeing The University of Texas System’s efforts to inform and engage constituents on a timely basis. The Media Relations team works directly with local, state and national journalists and all UT institutions to respond to incoming media requests and to convey initiatives of the UT System and institutions. The team also engages in official communications on behalf of the Chancellor’s Office and the Board of Regents and collaborates with all UT System Administration executive offices and departments.
What We Do.
With a full-service in-house team, we deliver integrated editorial, design, digital, event and logistical solutions that fortify the UT System brand and communications efforts. Our mission is to amplify the great work being done at the UT System and across the institutions.