Office of University Relations

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What we do

The Office of University Relations directs Iowa State's public relations programs and communications activities. University Relations services include:

  • Stories and releases about breakthrough research and university, people, events and activities
  • Assisting media in covering the university
  • Online news updates on the ISU homepage and News website
  • Media training and public relations counsel to the university community
  • Publishing the faculty-staff newspaper Inside Iowa State
  • University photography and videography

University Relations units

John McCarroll


The Office of University Relations is led by executive director John McCarroll. University Relations subdivisions include:

  • News Service. Coordinates media relations, disseminates news.
  • Internal Communications. Publishes faculty/staff newspaper (Inside Iowa State) and email update for faculty and staff. Manages top levels of university website.
  • University photographer. Completes on-location and studio shots for members of the university community.
  • University videographer. Produces original video productions about university activities and events.