Office of External Affairs

Office of External Affairs

As stewards of the UDC brand, the Office of External Affairs works to promote the school’s programs and achievements across all platforms, media, and constituencies—from prospective students, donors, and employees to policy makers and community residents. Our primary responsibility is to advance the institution’s mission through timely and engaging communications, fundraising, relationship management, and community outreach. Our portfolio includes the development and management of the following activities:

  • Advancement/development marketing
  • Alumni publications and outreach
  • Branding and messaging
  • Course guides
  • Event promotion
  • Internal communications (myUDC portals, e-newsletters, eblasts)
  • Media relations
  • Photography and video production
  • Recruitment and image advertising
  • Social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • UDC-TV programming and funding
  • Web presence and online activity (,
  • Writing services

Office of Communications and Marketing

Main Office Contact

Media Inquiries
Director of Communications

John Gordon, Jr.
202.274.5998 (o) | 202.697.1310 (c)

Branding & Style Guide

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UDC Branding & Style Guide Version 1.0

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Forms and Resources
Logo Usage Guidelines
Photo Release Form - PDF Acrobat
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Social Media Guidelines Acrobat
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