Communications and Marketing

Our Team

The Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) Communications and Marketing team uses a strategic, comprehensive, and multi-layered approach to showcase our world-class researchers and the groundbreaking work they do to make a lasting, positive impact on real people and their communities.  

As strategists, writers, graphic designers, and web developers, we work collaboratively with our colleagues across RII and the broader campus community to craft compelling communications that promote research excellence at U of A.

We manage a vast portfolio of communications and marketing assets, including the U of A Research website, social media accounts, presentations, publications, digital and print promotional materials, and events.

We’re committed to:

  • Increasing public awareness of U of A as a research powerhouse and land-grant institution
  • Brand compliance and consistency
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Expanding and strengthening RII’s partnerships
  • Communicating how U of A research and innovation benefits real people, our environment, our state, and the world

As resources and timelines permit, we offer support within RII in the following areas:

  • Graphic design
  • Internal and external communications 
  • Specialized communications including executive and philanthropic
  • Content development including news releases, marketing materials, and key messages
  • Media relations 
  • Web development
  • Social media strategy 
  • Photography 
  • Event coordination and marketing 

Note that special consideration is given to RII units with no communications or marketing professionals on staff. 

University Marketing and Communication Resources

These resources are available to all staff and faculty to support communication and marketing efforts. 

Highlights, Statistics, and Experts

RII Communications and Marketing Support

Use these forms to request assistance from the RII communications, marketing, and events team.

Web Team Support

Boilerplate Text

A boilerplate is a concise, standardized paragraph that provides key information about the University of Arizona, ensuring consistency in how we describe ourselves across various documents and platforms. Our boilerplate offers clear messaging and insight into our brand identity. This language should be used whenever a brief overview of the University of Arizona is needed, including at the end of press releases, on websites, and in some marketing materials.

The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, ranks among the nation's top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as student-centric and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. As a leading Research 1 institution, Arizona ranks in the top 20 among all public universities with $955 million in annual research expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 71 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. and Canada. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.

The Office of Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) expands the capacity of Arizona’s research and innovation enterprise with a focus on translating big ideas into important new knowledge and using the power of that knowledge to improve lives and communities in Arizona and across the globe.

RII is committed to expanding the university's capacity for knowledge creation and discovery; integrating efforts by faculty, students, staff, and leadership to move inventions and technologies to the marketplace; increasing the university's connectivity with external collaborators and stakeholders; spearheading industry and public partnerships; increasing total research funding; and making a difference in our community and state.

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