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The Office of University Communications leads efforts to promote UCI’s mission, priorities and values; raise awareness of its achievements, accomplishments and cultural events; and increase the involvement and support of its internal and external communities through regular communications to target audiences. Through partnerships with campus units designed to maximize university resources, University Communications spearheads an integrated strategic communications effort involving media relations, institutional communications, Web services and visual communications, as well as UC Irvine Health Affairs marketing and communications. University Communications
SUSAN MENNING
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Communications

Phone: 949-824-6922
E-mail: smenning@uci.edu

CATHY LAWHON
Director, Media Relations

Phone: 949-824-1151
E-mail: clawhon@uci.edu

JOHN MOULEDOUX
Director, Institutional Communications

Phone: 949-824-6490
E-mail: john.mouledoux@uci.edu

DANIEL ANDERSON
Director, Visual Communications

Phone: 949-824-0343
E-mail: daanders@uci.edu

LEANNE SPAIDE
Director, Health Affairs Marketing

Phone: 714-456-3711
E-mail: lspaide@uci.edu

Media Relations

Media Relations identifies high-impact news stories on UC Irvine research, education, personalities and events, and places them in regional, national and global media. Through tipsheets, media advisories and an online database, media relations staff connects reporters with UCI experts in areas of current news interest to enhance UCI’s visibility. Media relations staff also provides editorial and writing assistance to the university, and represents university administration and faculty members as spokespersons.
GENERAL PRESS INQUIRIES:
949-824-6922


CATHY LAWHON
Director, Media Relations

Phone: 949-824-1151
E-mail: clawhon@uci.edu
Arts, Administration, Admissions, Education, Libraries, Police & Crime, Student Life

TOM VASICH
Assistant Director, Health Sciences Communications

Phone: 949-824-6455
E-mail: tmvasich@uci.edu
School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering

JENNIFER FITZENBERGER
Assistant Director, Media Relations

Phone: 949-824-3969
E-mail: jfitzen@uci.edu
Biological Sciences, Stem Cell Research, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, Institute for Brain Aging & Dementia, Physical Sciences

LAURA RICO
Assistant Director, Media Relations

Phone: 949-824-9055
E-mail: lrico@uci.edu
Humanities, Social Ecology, Social Sciences

KYMBERLY DOUCETTE
Communications Writer/Editor

Phone: 949-824-7687
E-mail: kdoucett@uci.edu
Unit Communications Officers

UC IRVINE HEALTHCARE
JOHN MURRAY
Media Relations Manager
Phone: 714-456-7759
E-mail: jdmurray@uci.edu
ADVANCED POWER & ENERGY PROGRAM
KATHY HAQ
Director, Outreach & Communications
Phone: 949-824-7302, ext. 118
E-mail: khaq@uci.edu
CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
E. LESLY MARTIN
Director, Marketing
Phone: 949-824-2189
E-mail: elmartin@uci.edu
ATHLETICS
ROBERT OLSON
Associate Athletics Director, Communications
Phone: 949-824-5814
E-mail: rkolson@uci.edu
THE PAUL MERAGE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
DONNA MUMFORD
Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Relations
Phone: 949-824-6418
E-mail: dmumford@uci.edu
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY [Calit2]
SHELLIE NAZARENUS
Assistant Director, Marketing & Outreach

Phone: 949-824-9622
E-mail: snaz@uci.edu
THE HENRY SAMUELI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
CHRISTY BOYER
Director, Communications

Phone: 949-824-3962
E-mail: christy.boyer@uci.edu
UC IRVINE EXTENSION
JANICE HOPKINS
Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 949-824-2308
E-mail: hopkinsj@uci.edu
DONALD BREN SCHOOL OF INFORMATION & COMPUTER SCIENCES
SHERRY MAIN
Director, Communications
Phone: 949-824-1562
E-mail: sherry.main@uci.edu
SCHOOL OF LAW
REX BOSSERT
Director, Communications

Phone: 949-824-3063
E-mail: rbossert@uci.edu
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
HEATHER WUEBKER
Director, Communications

Phone: 949-824-1577
E-mail: hwuebker@uci.edu

Institutional Communications

Institutional Communications manages a comprehensive publications program, using both electronic and print media to inform internal and external constituencies of UCI’s research and teaching programs; accomplished faculty, staff, students, and alumni; and beneficial role in the community.

UCI Home Page and top-level pages represent the university on the Internet, providing access to the broad range of campus offerings.

Today@UCI, the Web portal of University Communications, is updated daily to provide current information on university news and activities of interest to the campus community and beyond. For submission guidelines, see Web link.

The Chancellor’s Web site provides information from and about Chancellor Michael Drake, as well as updates on campus initiatives.

Zot!Wire features a broad range of UC Irvine news briefs, updated frequently each workday. Submit news items to zotwire@uci.edu.

UCi brief, a weekly e-newsletter for employees, provides a concise overview of current campus news, work-related information, faculty and staff accolades, plus a selection of featured campus events. For content guidelines, see Web link. Submit news and feedback to ucibrief@uci.edu.

ZotZine, a monthly online magazine produced by University Communications and the UCI Alumni Association for faculty, staff, students, alumni and community friends. Each issue features stories about UCI research, programs, faculty, students and alumni, as well as UCI’s role in the community. Contact the magazine staff at ucimagazine@uci.edu.
JOHN MOULEDOUX
Director, Institutional Communications
Phone: 949-824-6490
E-mail: john.mouledoux@uci.edu

CAROLYN HUNT
Editorial Manager

Phone: 949-824-7913
E-mail: mchunt@uci.edu

KATHRYN BOLD
Communications Writer/Editor

Phone: 949-824-7090
E-mail: kbold@uci.edu

TONYA BECERRA
Communications Writer

Phone: 949-824-9664
E-mail: tbecerra@uci.edu
Web Services

Web Services designs, develops, selects and supports technologies for Web sites and other electronic communications activities that promote university programs and services. Web Services builds and supports campus Web sites, applications and back-end technologies in support of university priorities, and collaborates with campus units to facilitate projects with broad campus impact.
BETH HARNICK-SHAPIRO
Director, Web Communications
Phone: 949-824-2751
E-mail: bharnick@uci.edu

CHRIS CHEUNG
Programmer
Phone: 949-824-7923
E-mail: ccc@uci.edu

JIM KREUZIGER
Programmer Analyst
Phone: 949-824-5484
E-mail: jkreuzig@uci.edu

TODD MCGILL
Multimedia Designer

Phone: 949-824-7919
E-mail: tmcgill@uci.edu

Visual Communications

Visual Communications creates video features that highlight major campus news and events; offers video production, taping and editing services; and maintains a multimedia studio for video and still photography.

DANIEL ANDERSON
Director, Visual Communications

Phone: 949-824-0343
E-mail: daanders@uci.edu

KERRIN PICHÉ SERNA
Videographer

Phone: 949-824-0343
E-mail: kpiche@uci.edu
Office Administration
WILL NAGEL
Communications Manager
Phone: 949-824-6275
E-mail: wnagel@uci.edu

KAREN BLURTON
Operations Manager
Phone: 949-824-8742
E-mail: kblurton@uci.edu

ARLENE SAMANO
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 949-824-6922
E-mail: asamano@uci.edu

SARAH GOLDSTEIN
Administrative Assistant, UC Irvine Healthcare
Phone: 714-456-3771
E-mail: sgoldste@uci.edu
Internal Communications

The UCI community of faculty and staff is nearly 9,000 people strong. Keeping this important constituency informed and knowledgeable about campus-related information is vital to the overall function of the university.

University Communications assists in facilitating and disseminating campuswide communications with faculty and staff. Communications staff members are committed to timely, accurate and coordinated distribution of university-related information in the most clear and effective way possible.

Publicizing information on campus

Feedback & Inquiries

If you have comments or questions regarding the design or navigation of the University Communications Web site, please e-mail: communications@uci.edu.

For general campus information regarding admissions, faculty or staff at UCI, specific schools and administrative departments, or the student newspaper, please browse through the UCI Web site to find the appropriate contact, or call the campus operator at 949-824-5011. Speech- and hearing-impaired persons: TDD 949-824-6272.

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