University Communications

About University Communications

A department of the President’s Office, the University Communications office is responsible for communicating about Cal Poly to our campus community and external constituents and working with news media to tell Cal Poly's story.

University Communications produces Cal Poly Report, the weekly (except during academic breaks) online newsletter for campus employees. Visit the Cal Poly Report index page for the latest edition, an archive of recent past editions, and information on how to submit an item for inclusion.

University Communications publicizes campus stories and events to news media. Campus divisions, departments and programs may submit press releases to the University Communications office for review and distribution. Find out more here.

University Communications also administers the Campuswide Announcements channel on the Cal Poly Portal. Find out more here on how to submit an item for inclusion.

University Communications is also the first point of contact for anyone wishing to undertake commercial filming or still photography on campus. For more information, including downloadable location agreement application and insurance information, click here.

Contact University Communications with media inquiries, questions about campus communications or other general information about Cal Poly, or see below for specific inquiries.

Staff Contacts:

Chris Murphy
Chief Communications Officer
756-5692 (office)

Matt Lazier
Director of Media Relations
756-7109 (office) • 805-235-2000 (cell)

Jay Thompson
Communications Specialist
Media relations; College of Engineering; College of Science and Mathematics; Orfalea College of Business
756-5186 (office)

Cynthia Lambert
Communications Specialist
Media relations; College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; College of Liberal Arts; College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Cal Poly Report
756-5160 (office)

Jessica Dieny
Communications Specialist
Social Media
756-6028 (office)

Jo Ann Lloyd
Communications Specialist
Student Affairs; Academic Affairs; Development; Extended Education; Alumni; Library
756-7266 (office)

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