The Office of Public Affairs, headed by Erik Smulson, Vice President for Public Affairs and Senior Advisor to the President, has three main missions:

  • It represents and promotes the university, and its faculty, students, programs, and policies to a variety of stakeholders, including the general public and the media.
  • It participates in university-wide management, strategic planning, community building, and emergency preparedness and response.
  • It works with President DeGioia and university stakeholders to identify and develop new initiatives, programs, partnerships, capacities and relationships to carry forward Georgetown’s mission.