Contact Us

Office of Public Affairs
PO Box 4133
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4133
Department Number: (928) 523-2282
Fax: (928) 523-9353

“Getting the word out” is a phrase heard often in the Office of Public Affairs, where the staff works to advance Northern Arizona University’s mission and vision and to promote the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff.

We work with the media and NAU departments to send out press releases, participate in crisis communication, provide public information, answer questions, arrange press conferences, find experts and many other functions related to mass communication.

All on-campus filming requests should be sent to Please allow two weeks for processing, which requires proof of commercial general liability insurance and workers compensation coverage.

Office staff is available 24/7 for emergencies and is readily available to anyone seeking help with getting the word out.

Contact us:

Kimberly Ott, Assistant to the President for Executive Communications and Media Relations
(928) 523-1894

Janea Laudick, Communications Officer
(928) 523-9562

Carly Banks, Media Relations Officer
(928) 523-5582


Latest Site Activity

Take note of special hours during NAU’s winter closure
Several campus services will observe special schedules throughout December and the university winter closure.
Kathleen Hunt NAU scientist pioneers novel ways to study endangered baleen whales
Research professor Kathleen Hunt has found that baleen stores a wide range of hormonal data that can help chart a female whale’s reproductive history–data which she hopes can be used to help repopulate them.
UnitedWay Logo Reminder: Give to NAU United Way campaign
Employees have until Thursday, Dec. 15 to donate via payroll deduction to NAU's United Way campaign.
NAU Bookstore hosts faculty and staff open house Dec. 9
Employees will receive special discounts during the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join NAU President Cheng for annual holiday reception
The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the High Country Conference Center.
Longtime NAU employees recognized during Years of Service Reception
Nearly 170 Northern Arizona University faculty and staff members were honored for their dedicated service to the university.

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NAU recognized for excellence in diversity
Northern Arizona University recently received the prestigious 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
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NAU scientists, along with TGen, uncovered instrumental data on what some refer to as the “biological Chernobyl.”
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Northern Arizona University has placed itself at the top of the mountain when it comes to social media engagement.