The Office of Media and Public Relations, which is within the Advancement and University Relations Division, has primary responsibility for media relations at the University of Mary Washington. The responsibilities include publicizing the University in the media, finding faculty members to comment as expert resources, and coordinating and/or responding to matters related to crisis or emergencies. When public comment on behalf of the university is requested, an appropriate spokesperson will be identified by the Associate Vice President for University Relations, in cooperation with the Vice President for Advancement and University Relations and the President. No one may speak on behalf of the university nor interpret university policy unless designated as a spokesperson.
(See also the UMW Guide to Working with the Media.)