Vice Chancellor for University Relations

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John Kennedy leads all the teams under the umbrella of University Relations.
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Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor

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Ed Blaguszewski directs the News and Media Relations Office within University Relations.
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Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Nancy Buffone
Nancy Buffone is the leader of the Community Relations and University Events office.
Nancy Buffone

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Headshot of Cara Cusson.
Cara Cusson is responsible for organizing, leading, and executing priority projects and strategic initiatives for the Vice Chancellor for University Relations.
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Executive Director of Digital Strategy and Interim Chief Marketing Officer

Headshot of Claudia Donald.
Claudia Donald oversees the MarCom web team, including both technical development and web content.
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Associate Vice Chancellor of Government Relations

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Chris Dunn oversees state and federal government relations for the campus.
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Director of Executive Communications

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Debra Longo serves as the primary writer for the chancellor and as the editorial liaison on collaborative written communications for the Office of the Chancellor.
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Executive Director of Finance and Operations

Sue Lorow
Sue Lorow is responsible for all fiscal management, planning, and human resource functions in University Relations.
Sue Lorow

Associate Vice Chancellor for Issues Management

Headshot of Samuel Masinter
Masinter’s role is to anticipate emerging issues and enable a timely, consistent and structured response to university incidents and crises.
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