The primary responsibility of the Office of Public Affairs Support is to promote the Public Affairs mission of the University through various events, activities and support. The Office of Public Affairs Support has direct supervision over planning, organizing, publicizing, and producing public events coordinated through the Office of the Provost, such as the Public Affairs Conference, Public Affairs Convocations, and other events as assigned directed toward the community at large. This office facilitates community relations such as serving on and providing communication to community boards, developing and maintaining community partnerships, and involving community partners in a variety of special events. Its staff facilitates communication between the campus and public communities and the Provost. Other activities that are managed through the Office of Public Affairs Support include: the Public Affairs Grant Program, Public Affairs Week, the Excellence in Community Service Faculty/Staff Awards, and other public affairs-related activities sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
Services Offered to the Campus Community:
- A resource for faculty, staff, students and the community for events associated with promoting the University’s Public Affairs mission.
- Development, coordination, promotion and leadership for public affairs events that support the mission of the University sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
- Help to interpret and educate the community on the University’s Public Affairs mission.
- Provide volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff in Public Affairs activities.
Mary Ann Wood, Director of Public Affairs Support
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