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: University Services Building, Suite 413
Street address: 888 N. Euclid Ave.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 210158, Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Phone: 520-621-1877
Fax: 520-626-4121


Alexis Blue

Assistant Director of Media Relations and Communications

Pila Martinez

Senior Director for Strategic Communications

Kyle Mittan

Communications Specialist

Nancy Montoya

Specialist, Communications / Marketing

Andy Ober

Assistant Director, News

Stacy Pigott

Director, News Content & Communications

Nick Prevenas

Senior News Writer / Media Relations Analyst

Pam Scott

Associate Vice President, Communications

Chris Sigurdson

Vice President for Communications