Jay Blanton
Jay Blanton

February 28, 2018

College/Unit: UK Public Relations

What services do you and your teammates provide to campus?

At the direction of President Capilouto and his leadership team, we help manage the brand and institutional voice of the University. We work directly with the media to answer their questions and promote our institution. We manage the social media accounts for the University. We provide advertising and marketing support for Enrollment Management, Housing, and Dining.   

Tell us about your collaboration with ITS and the ITS services that your department utilizes:

We work with ITS almost daily, and it ranges from web support to support for campus alerts. Our web manager works closely with the Enterprise Systems team for cloud storage. We also work closely with ITS leadership when issues come up and try to resolve things quickly. The Enterprise Applications team helped us develop our crisis alerts system: it's one of the primary ways for us to communicate with the campus about inclement weather as well as other serious campus-wide emergencies or issues.