The UT System Office of Public Affairs serves as a liaison between the University of Texas System Administration and members of the news media and the general public. The office provides strategic communication, executive communication and news and public information services for the UT System Board of Regents and the UT System executive offices. It works closely with and provides counsel to the 14 UT institution chief public affairs officers. The office also manages web and broadcast communications that build our brand and keep our constituents and communities informed, educated and engaged.
Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking basic, applied and clinical research, and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. With 14 institutions and an enrollment of more than 217,000, the UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates almost two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public institutions in Texas. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $16.9 billion (FY 2016) including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With about 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates – and more than 70,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.