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About Communications

Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive communications strategies to reach multiple University audiences and constituencies. The office is also responsible for media relations for the UNC System President and UNC Board of Governors. The office acts as a liaison between the President’s Office and communications officers for all UNC System campuses and affiliates and various state agencies. 

In addition, Communications writes and produces stories of interest to the people of North Carolina. The office also markets and maintains the University branding resources and logos and provides oversight of selected publications and special projects.


How to Submit a Public Records Request

Detail your request in writing to Josh Ellis. Please refer to the policy for more information. 


Public Meetings

View listing of upcoming public meetings noticed by the University of North Carolina System and the UNC Board of Governors.

Public Meetings


Social Media


Linked In





The staff works directly with the campuses through the UNC System Communications Council.

Earl Whipple
Vice President of Communications

Camille Barkley
Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications

Josh Ellis
Associate Vice President for Media Relations

Samantha Hargrove
Director of Marketing Communications

Tom Wallis
Content Specialist

Jason Tyson
Director of Media Relations

Aaron Hawkins
Digital Communications Manager


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