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The Office of Public Affairs

Linda thraneWelcome to Public Affairs—the go-to, can-do team for high quality communications and results. Our job is to tell Rice's story by creating and deploying integrated communications strategies that help President David Leebron achieve his objectives for the university. Over the past several years, this little university has made a big difference to our community and world, and the Public Affairs team has been there to chronicle it. I welcome you to check out our very searchable news and media website at http://news.rice.edu to read some of the stories of the inspiring achievements of our faculty members, students and alumni. These days, the Public Affairs team also is bringing that unconventional wisdom and expertise to bear in our state and federal capitals and in many ways in our home community of Houston.

On these pages, you'll find links and contact information for our skilled teams in Creative Services, Government Relations, Marketing, Multicultural Community Relations, News and Media Relations and University Relations. You'll also find the latest news about Rice, the university's identity standards, virtual tours and our wonderful catalog of videos on our YouTube site, among other resources. We are always looking for great stories and great opportunities to bring Rice to more people and more people to Rice.  Please send your ideas to us at webeditor.rice.edu. Thank you for your interest in Rice and in the work of our Public Affairs team.


Office of vp Creative Services      

Image is everything. Luckily, Creative Services has the resources to help Rice's faculty and staff make a lasting impression. From graphic design to editorial assistance and photography, our staff brings the university's bright ideas to life.


From branding and message development to constructing an overall communication strategy, Marketing is ready to help. Rely on our experience with constructing integrated communication programs to identify, create and deliver a plan that achieves your goals.

      Creative services Government Relations

Government Relations generates support so that Rice's administration, faculty and students can change the world. By partnering with university leaders, our staff advances the strategic interests of Rice to government agencies and officials across the nation.

Creative services Multicultural Community Relations

At Rice, we seek to maintain a diverse community by building bridges on and off campus. In keeping with that spirit, Multicultural Community Relations aims to enhance relationships between Rice and minority communities.

Creative services News and Media Relations

We all have a story to tell. The challenge is telling that story in an information-saturated world. By crafting the university's message and sharing it with a directory of media contacts, we push Rice's knowledge, ideas and innovations into the world.

Creative services University Relations

Being a good neighbor — that's our commitment to Rice and Houston. From campus tours to managing relationships with our neighbors, we keep the lines of communication open between the university and its surrounding community.

Web Development Web Development

The world is now digital, and we're here to help. From website development and remodeling to social media and site analytics, our team brings Rice University to the forefront of the virtual frontier.





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