University Relations is responsible for building partnerships and fostering relationships between the university and the many communities it serves, including governments, media, alumni and other individual friends of the university. The office has the primary responsibility for both internal and external communications and management of issues relating to the university as a whole.
The departments and responsibilities within the University Relations group include public relations and marketing, corporate partnerships, government relations, WUKY public radio, alumni affairs, executive communications, community engagement and university issues management.
About the Vice President for University Relations
Thomas W. Harris is the vice president for university relations at the University of Kentucky, a role he has served in for more than 13 years. Prior to leading University Relations at UK, Harris worked in corporate communications for Honda of America and Toyota Manufacturing. A 1985 graduate of UK, Harris is active in the Lexington community, having participated in both Leadership Lexington and Leadership Kentucky, is a life member of the UK Alumni Association and is on the board of Commerce Lexington and the YMCA of Central Kentucky.
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