University Communication

The Office of University Communication seeks to maximize significant positive media coverage of the university, its people and programs by cultivating relationships with reporters and editors to improve acceptance of story ideas, facilitating media’s ability to access information and by communicating effectively about the achievements of the institution, its faculty and students, externally and internally.

University of Houston
400 E. Cullen Bldg.
Houston, Texas 77204-2013
Contact Information
Phone: (713) 743-8190
Fax: (713) 743-8199

Office Staff

Biographies of the staff listed below are also avaible.

Eric Gerber

Richard Bonnin
Assistant Director

Lisa Merkl
Senior Writer for Science, Engineering and Research

Mike Emery
Writer for Fine Arts

Ann Holdsworth
Media Relations Rep for Science and Research

Marisa Ramirez
Media Relations Rep for Education and Social Work

Francine Parker
Writer/Editor for Internal Communication

Joan Gallo

UH Campus Communicators Network

In addition to the University Communication team, the University of Houston Campus Communicators Network helps communicate the university’s message within specific colleges and programs. Contacts include:

Chris Burkhalter
Associate Athletics Director

Susan Hammons
Director of College Communications, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chester Jacinto
Communications Director, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Alex Kopatic
University Marketing Director, UH Law Center

Chip Lambert
Communications Coordinator, College of Pharmacy

Lindsay Lewis
Director of Communications, College of Engineering

Debbie Maurer
Director of Communications, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Linda Hinkle
Communications Manager, College of Optometry