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University Communications

John McKain 607-255-9929
John McKain

John McKain

Associate Vice President, University Communications

245 Day Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-2801

University Communications synthesizes the strategic communications needs of Cornell, aligns these opportunities with the university’s priorities, and leverages the skills of its staffs to develop communications solutions. Three primary departments support these efforts:

The Office of Communications is responsible for raising the awareness and visibility of Cornell University with internal and external audiences and key stakeholders. The Office of Communications develops and implements communications plans that leverage platforms and manage content for the university’s primary digital and media channels.

Media Relations and News publishes the Cornell Chronicle, the university’s main news channel; Ezra, Cornell’s official magazine; and Pawprint, an employee newsletter. Media Relations develops strategies to effectively enhance media coverage of Cornell.

Brand Communications serves first and foremost as stewards of the Cornell brand. Its staff members are the lead creative resource for marketing university initiatives and priorities across all media and provide brand governance, brand architecture and brand management consulting for all levels of university partners.

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