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Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs represents and promotes the university, provides planning and preparedness resources and coordinates with university leaders on strategic initiatives to advance Georgetown’s mission.

Representation & Promotion

The Office of Public Affairs represents and promotes the university and its faculty, students, programs and policies to a variety of stakeholders, including the general public and the media.

Planning & Preparedness

The Office of Public Affairs participates in university-wide management, strategic planning, community building and emergency preparedness and response.

Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Public Affairs works with President DeGioia and university stakeholders to identify and develop new initiatives, programs, capacities and relationships to carry forward Georgetown’s mission.

Meet the Team

Get to know the Office of Public Affairs team, led by Erik Smulson, vice president for public affairs and senior advisor to the president.

Public Affairs Staff
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Office of Strategic Communications

The Office of Strategic Communications provides strategic communications consultation, media relations strategy and expertise and creative services to promote Georgetown officials and the university to internal and external constituencies.

Communications Services

Protocol & Events

The Office of Protocol and Events is responsible for coordinating events involving dignitaries visiting campus including, heads of state, cabinet members, international leaders, celebrities and other public officials.

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