About The office of Communications

The Office of Communications advances and safeguards the UNC System’s brand and reputation; helps drive awareness and understanding of the University System’s Strategic Plan; leads a community of practice for all communicators across the UNC System; and creates greater awareness and understanding of the work of the System for policymakers, legislators, journalists, and North Carolinians.

The office is responsible for media relations for the UNC System President and UNC Board of Governors and is a liaison between the President’s Office and chief communication officers for all UNC System institutions, affiliates, and various state agencies. 

The Office of Communications preserves the University System’s branding and brand standards, oversees selected publications, and writes and produces stories of interest to the people of North Carolina. View all news stories.

Submitting a Public Records Request

The UNC System believes in public transparency and providing access to open records and public documents.  Anyone may submit a public document request online.

Requesters for public document should review the Public Record Request Policy and submit detailed requests in writing to publicrecords@northcarolina.edu. To minimize processing time, we encourage requesters to be as specific as possible in identifying the information being sought and during what period of time.

Public Meetings

The public business of the UNC System and UNC Board of Governors is conducted in an open and public manner. The University of North Carolina System and the UNC Board of Governors publish advance notice of all public meetings and the upcoming public meeting schedule is listed below:

Social Media

Staff

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

  • Earl Whipple
    Vice President for Communications
    919-843-3301
  • Camille Barkley
    Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications
    919-843-5037
  • Josh Ellis
    Associate Vice President for Media Relations
    919-962-4629
  • Samantha Hargrove
    Director of Marketing Communications
    919-962-9771
  • Tom Wallis
    Content Manager and Executive Writer
    919-962-5418