Event Planning

External Relations and University Events provide event planning resources for schools and colleges, departments, and programs hosting major speakers or significant events on campus. Many of these events bring distinguished guests to campus, and may prompt external media coverage. Our office establishes and administers University protocols, providing guidelines for welcoming guests and presenting the campus to all audiences and constituencies.

We also ensure that University protocol is followed when the Chancellor is participating in an event, working directly with the hosting school or college, department, or program.

External Relations and University Events oversees the following events:

  • Commencement
  • Convocation
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
  • 21st Century Leaders
  • Opening of campus facilities
  • Founder's Day


Nancy Buffone
Kate DiSanto

Stephanie Subocz