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CVM Communications

Maintaining an attractive and consistent graphic identity is important to the credibility and reputation of any organization. Making sure that its unique messages are communicated properly is vital.

These are the responsibilities of CVM Communications, a team ready to partner with you for your communications needs. Our staff is dedicated to creating and maintaining the University’s visual image, working with you to deliver solutions tailored to the specific needs of your office, audience, and budget while upholding the University’s brand standards.

CVM Communications is committed to building broad appreciation and active support for the University of Minnesota through the people and work of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Our team leads the active management of the communications plan that supports the strategic goals of the CVM. On behalf of the College, CVM Communications delivers several areas of expertise: 

Acts as a central contact point for internal and external inquiries into the CVM. Leads special projects and facilitates the distribution of print and electronic communications.

Community relations
Coordinates opportunities that support the CVM’s educational, research, and outreach mission; offers event planning counsel; and helps implement a variety of internal and external initiatives.

Editorial and creative services
Provides writing, editing, design, photography, and Web content development services for CVM departments, centers, and services. Coordinates CVM graphic standards.

Government relations
Assists with legislative advocacy and provides support on issues management and communications tied to the CVM’s legislative priorities at the state and federal levels. 

Media relations
Works with members of the media to increase visibility, enhance the reputation, and highlight the expertise of CVM faculty. We respond to media requests for experts and provide media relations counsel and training.

Publishes CVM NewsCalendar, Profiles, and other internal and external print and electronic publications.

Strategic communications
Provides public relations and affairs strategic planning and direction, issues management counsel, and support for interface with external stakeholders. Supports the CVM dean, department chairs, and directors, and works to create communications synergy between departmental initiatives and the overall goals and strategies of the CVM and University as a whole.

Web support
Maintains CVM Web pages and provides support for CVM department and center Web sites.

For more information, please call 612-624-6228. 

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