University Relations

The Office of University Relations is responsible for advancing the UW System’s mission through communications and stakeholder engagement.

The University Relations team is comprised of four unique yet integrated units: external and internal communications, state relations, federal and corporate relations, and economic development. The University Relations team works with the news media, elected officials, business and community leaders, and other key external audiences; as well as directly with UW System Administration units and individual UW institutions.

OUR’s objective is to improve public awareness of, accessibility to, and appreciation for the UW System and its member institutions.

Government Relations



James Villa
Vice President for University Relations
Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
office: (608) 262-4464