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.
UH Campus Receives Turkey Day Classic Texas Historical Marker
For nearly two decades on Thanksgiving Day from 1946-1966, the University of Houston campus site that is now TDECU Stadium hosted the Turkey Day Classic football game between Phillis Wheatley High School and Jack Yates High School. Recognizing the impact the annual tradition had on Houston, the Harris County Historical Commission unveiled an official state historical marker at the site.
Celebrating 100 Years of Stories at the University of Houston
UH’s Center for Public History and UH Libraries present the “Agents of Change” exhibit and launch the newest version of Houston History magazine to celebrate UH’s decades of impact on Houston over the last 100 years. The exhibit opening and magazine launch event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at UH’s MD Anderson Library.
Houston Athletics and Memorial Hermann Launch New Chapter
The University of Houston Athletics program is receiving support from Memorial Hermann Health System for its planned state-of-the-art Houston Football Operations Center and scholarships for Houston’s student-athletes. In recognition of the agreement, the University has awarded Memorial Hermann naming rights to the center.
UH Research Team Awarded $4M to Convert Plastic Waste into Useful Materials
A new interdisciplinary research project underway at the University of Houston, funded by a $4 million grant from The Welch Foundation’s new Catalyst for Discovery Program, aims to develop innovative chemical processes to transform plastic waste into useful materials.
With $5 Million Grant, the Welch Center for Advanced Bioactive Materials Crystallization is Formed at University of Houston
With a $5 million grant, The University of Houston opens the Welch Center for Advanced Bioactive Materials Crystallization. The center will develop new ways to predict and control crystal formation with applications that benefit humankind, spanning from medicine to energy and the environment.
AI Could Lead to Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis
With a $3M grant, UH researchers are bringing artificial intelligence on board to diagnose lupus nephritis faster, more accurately, and with better patient outcomes.
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.
University Marketing specializes in the development of integrated marketing and communication strategies to increase brand awareness and enhance the Universityʼs reputation. Our team partners with the UH community on institutional projects to ensure the integrity of the brand and help achieve University goals.
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.
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.