Communications Team

University Communications advances the reputation and priorities of the University of Arizona by producing and distributing news about the University, managing relationships with the media and expanding public understanding of our value and land-grant mission at the local, regional, national and global level. The team acts as the primary liaison with the media and is responsible for identifying, producing, pitching and tracking news stories and multimedia content about the most significant achievements and activities across the University.

University Communications provides and/or produces the following:

  • Media relations
  • Strategic communications planning
  • Issues management and crisis communications
  • Media training
  • UANow, a weekly e-newsletter sent to more than 170,000 subscribers
  • UANews – the central news website for the University of Arizona
  • Lo Que Pasa, a weekly employee e-newsletter
  • UA@Work – the central employee news website for the University of Arizona
  • Master Calendar – the central calendar for the University of Arizona
  • UAnnounce – the internal memo system for the University of Arizona

Location: Marshall Building, 100
Street address: 845 N. Park Ave Tucson, AZ 85719
Mailing address: P.O. Box 210158, Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Phone: 520-621-1877
Fax: 520-626-4121


Alexis Blue

Director, News Content and Communications

Arlene Islas

Manager, Video Communications

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Holly Jensen

Vice President, Communications

Marie-Chantale Maltais

Executive Director, Internal Communications

Pila Martinez

Senior Director for Strategic Communications

Kyle Mittan

Communications Specialist

Nancy Montoya

Specialist, Communications / Marketing

Andy Ober

Assistant Director, News

Nick Prevenas

Senior News Writer / Media Relations Analyst

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Pam Scott

Associate Vice President, Communications

Emily Stulz

Director, Social Media