Protocol & Events

The Office of Protocol and Events, another division of the Office of Public Affairs, is responsible for coordinating events involving dignitaries visiting campus including heads of state, cabinet members, international leaders, celebrities and other public officials. Events of this magnitude often require specific protocol and security arrangements to be made between the university and other entities. Depending on the nature of the event, our office assists and advises on: event coordination, logistics and security, protocol and cultural issues, webcasting capabilities and program concept design and production.


Mary Haines, Director of Protocol & Events

Geoff Bible, Deputy Director of Protocol & Events

Please contact our office at (202) 687-4326 or (202) 687-4434 to make sure all appropriate policies and procedures are followed. You can also reach us at