University Marketing and Communications
The mission of the Division of University Marketing and Communications is to enhance, amplify and protect the reputation of the University of Houston in order to invite top talent, attract support and advance the University’s mission of offering students nationally competitive opportunities for learning.
- Building connections between the University and its constituents
- Enhancing the image, reputation and visibility of the University
- Fostering public awareness, understanding, trust and appreciation of the University
- Inspiring support (including involvement, advocacy and financial support)
- Instilling pride, preference and ownership of the University
The Media Relations team, which includes social media, tells the story of the University of Houston by highlighting the achievements of the institution and its faculty, staff and students, and collaborates closely with other communications teams throughout UH to share news and information.
Energy Symposium to Examine Path to Carbon Neutrality in Texas
The University of Houston Division of Energy and Innovation and Center for Carbon Management in Energy are hosting a day-long symposium, titled “Netzero Texas by 2050” on Thursday, Dec. 1, to discuss pathways and solutions to help Texas become carbon neutral by 2050.
UH Study Finds Word Choice and Media Exposure Affected Anti-Asian Restaurant Boycotts During COVID-19 Pandemic
Research from the University of Houston and Penn State University found that the use of terms like "China virus" by public officials and the media to describe COVID-19 contributed to hostility toward and boycotts of Asian-related businesses.
Discovery May Advance Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
To combat cardiac cell death, the underlying basis of cardiovascular disease, UH researchers are reprogramming human heart cells, changing them to the kind that enable the heart to contract and relax synchronously.
UH Researcher Aims to Uncover Causes of Developmental Disabilities in African Children
Elena Grigorenko and her colleagues will embark on a five-year project in rural Zambia, southern Africa. They plan to provide detailed characterization of the children's relevant phenotypes, studying the cause of the disabilities.
Four University of Houston Researchers Named Most Cited in the World
Professors were included in Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list. Their academic papers ranked in the top 1% of citations for field and publication year.
Houston Zoo Welcomes Two Cougar Cubs, Including Shasta VII
Two cougar cubs, found alone in Washington state, have found a new home at the Houston Zoo. Shasta VII and Louie will carry on the long-standing tradition and faithfully represent the cougar spirit of the University of Houston from their home at the Zoo.
Executive & Internal Communications
The Executive and Internal Communications team shares important information with the campus community through the UH Today e-newsletter, and provides a wide range of editorial support for the Office of the President and other executive units.
The Academic Communications team leads communication efforts within the Office of the Provost, including crafting and distributing academic news and messages, and supporting the provost’s key initiatives.
Marketing and Digital Strategy
The Digital Strategy team is responsible for the online advancement and support of UMC goals and the President’s strategic initiatives. We work to deliver an industry-leading website and award-winning app by identifying and implementing emerging trends and technologies.
Brand Management, Licensing & Trademarks
The Brand Management, Licensing & Trademarks team, which includes Creative Services, builds, stewards and protects the integrity of the University’s brand through a framework of strong, consistent presentation of the UH brand in all arenas. The team ensures cohesive use of the brand guidelines and brand identity, including trademarks and logos, for all UH communications, marketing and licensed merchandise.
Assistant Director, Brand Management, Licensing and Trademarks
The foundations of our messaging: Who we are and how we sound, including our Brand Pillars and Personality Traits.
Willing to take risks, work hard, make tough choices and explore, even in the face of uncertainty or challenges. Undaunted.
How to use the UH brand: Guidance for UH students, faculty, staff, licensees and third parties.
A warmth, openness and acceptance of all. Genuine in our word and our tone.
The Business Services team keeps the division operating at full throttle by providing the administrative, financial, IT and human resources support for UMC. We are responsible for budgeting, accounting and strategic oversight of the division’s information technology.