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VCU News is produced by Public Relations, along with the twice-weekly VCU Newsletter and daily TelegRAM. University Public Affairs — part of Enterprise Marketing and Communications — is the public relations arm of the university, leading the news and public information efforts of VCU and VCU Health.

If you have questions, comments or a story idea, email


Contact information for VCU News staff is listed below, along with contact details for additional public relations contacts across the university and the rest of the Public Relations staff.

These staff members are responsible for public relations in specialized areas across VCU at the college, school and unit level.

  • Michal Howick
  • Associate Director for Strategic Enrollment and Communications
  • Brandcenter
  • Phone: (804) 828-8384

For the media

Our public relations staff members are here to assist journalists and members of the media as they cover stories and people at VCU and VCU Health. We are a 24-hour operation, and you can call or text (804) 418-0174 to reach an on-call public relations staff member for emergency requests outside of regular business hours. Please adhere to the guidelines below.

  • Media representatives must arrange interviews and photo shoots with VCU faculty, staff or patients in advance through Public Relations.
  • A Public Relations staff person will accompany any reporters, video crews and photographers while on campus to ensure confidentiality, privacy and appropriate sensitivity to students, patients and families. Members of the media may not enter student housing or position themselves at the entrances to student housing, except on rare occasions with special permission.
  • News media must seek permission from Public Relations to set up to videotape or broadcast live from campus and they must park in designated areas. Permission will usually be granted for exterior work as long as it does not interfere with university operations.
  • Members of the media reporting on VCU Health must follow additional guidelines, and Public Relations staff pay particular attention to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other regulations involving patient confidentiality. Please review the guidelines on the VCU Health brand website.