President names new vice president for university communications

A veteran communications leader from Colorado has been selected to fill a new position as the UO’s vice president for university communications, President Michael Schill announced Monday.

Kyle Henley, currently at Colorado State University, will start work at the UO in September. He will lead the newly independent Office of University Communications, which previously was part of University Advancement.

Schill said the move is part of an effort to build the academic reputation of the university by bringing the story of its research and faculty achievement to a wider audience. Henley has been the assistant vice president for strategic communications at CSU, where he focused on promoting academics and research.

“He’s an innovator with a track record of delivering results and effective advocacy among key external audiences,” Schill said in a memo to campus. “Kyle will provide counsel, vision, and leadership in our communication efforts to help foster relationships and transparency among students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, as well as media, community leaders, and other constituents.”

Read the entire announcement on the president’s website.