You have a story to tell. Whether it’s ground-breaking research, a major campus announcement, a dynamic feature story, or breaking news - University Communications is your strategic partner in managing external and internal communications. This includes publicity, news media, social media, and public relations. Our communications and public relations professionals have expertise in crafting and pitching your story. University Communications helps you gain local, national, and global media attention. Our team also responds to and manages requests from local and national news organizations seeking expert opinion and commentary on breaking news and trends. Our experts can help you develop talking points for media interviews, coordinate media relations opportunities, and package and pitch your story. We coordinate crisis communications; manage multiple news publications, including RIT: The University Magazine, Research at RIT, and Athenaeum; and oversee RIT’s social media presence. In addition, RIT Sports Information provides marketing and communications for Tiger Athletics by providing services to 24 varsity sports.

University Communications produces and distributes content, including:

News and information is aggregated on the RIT News site. The team also oversees the following:

Whether you’re a reporter who needs help with a story or a member of the RIT community with a story to tell, the staff at University Communications looks forward to assisting you.


Bob Finnerty headshot

Bob Finnerty

AVP, Communications/Chief Communications Officer
Ellen Rosen headshot

Ellen Rosen

Director, University Communications
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Dave Tyler

Director, Social Media