University Relations & Public Affairs

Main Office Contact
phone 202.274.5954 | phone 202.274.5453 |

Media Inquiries

John Gordon, Jr., Director
Office of Communications
202.274.5998 (o) | 202.697.1310 (c)

University Relations & Public Affairs

As stewards of the UDC brand, we work to promote the school’s programs and achievements  across all platforms, media and constituencies-- from prospective students, donors and employers to policy makers, opinion leaders, community residents and current students, faculty and staff. Our primary responsibility is to advance the institution’s mission through timely and engaging communications, fund raising, relationship building and community outreach. Our portfolio includes the development and management of the university's:

  • Advancement/development marketing

  • Alumni publications and outreach

  • Branding and messaging

  • Course guides

  • Event promotion

  • Internal communications (myUDC portals, e-newsletters, eblasts)

  • Media relations

  • Photo and video creative and production

  • Recruitment and image advertising

  • Social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, LinkedIn)

  • UDC-TV programming and funding

  • Web presence and online activity (,,

  • Writing services