This is a photograph of Georgetown University as seen from the Key Bridge.

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.