The Office of External Relations

Office of External Relations
Weiskotten Hall
Rm. 1160,
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4513
Name: Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena
Email: prottn@upstate.edu

The Office of External Relations is the public voice of the University, nurturing relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers to advance the University’s mission, vision and goals. The office’s divisions are comprised of Public, Community and Government Relations and are responsible for all contact between SUNY Upstate Medical University and leaders in the news media, community organizations and government offices.

Public and Media Relations

The Public and Media Relations Office serves as the official spokesperson for Upstate and is responsible for all contact between Upstate Medical University and the news media.

Contact: Darryl Geddes
Assistant Vice President for Public and Media Relations
Email: geddesd@upstate.edu

Community Relations and Engagement

The Community Relations Officer is responsible for leading and coordinating Upstate’s outreach, collaboration, activities and partnerships with organizations at the local, regional and national levels.

Contact: Linda J. Veit, MPH
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations
Email: veitl@upstate.edu

Government Relations and Advocacy

The Government Relations Officer is responsible for advocating Upstate Medical University’s priorities at the federal, state and local levels of government, and is the University’s official point of contact for all government officials and their staff.

Contact: Jonathan Archey, MA
Assistant Vice President for Government Relations
Email: archeyj@upstate.edu

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