The University of Arizona

Contact Us

The Office of Communications is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except on University holidays.

Phone: 520-621-1877
Fax: 520-626-4121
Location: University Services Building, Room 413
Street address: 888 N. Euclid Ave.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 210158, Tucson, AZ 85721-0158


The Office of Communications Staff


Andrea Smiley
Associate Vice President, Communications

Andrea Smiley is responsible for strategic direction and execution of the Office of University Relations, Communications. Smiley is the liaison between Communications and University leadership, and responsible for coordination and collaboration between Communications and other University Relations teams, including: Marketing, Government Affairs and Community Relations, UA Foundation and UA Alumni Association. Smiley also provides communications counsel and media relations support to the UA President and Senior Leadership, and co-manages issues and crises with the Senior AVP, University Relations.

Pila Martinez
Pila Martinez
Senior Director, Communications

Pila Martinez assists the Associate Vice President for Communications in oversight of the Office, including all components of special projects that come to Communications from other University departments or divisions that require collaboration and partnership with other entities within or outside of the University. Martinez also oversees and directs internal communications and engagement efforts, including but not limited to: Lo Que Pasa, town halls, special employee events, forum and administrative speaking opportunities. Martinez also supports the Associate Vice President for Communications with issue management and crisis communications in both the development and execution.

Amanda Ballard
Communications Specialist


Amanda Ballard is responsible for creating and editing content for the weekly employee e-newsletter, Lo Que Pasa. Ballard also edits submissions to the UA Master Calendar and serves as the co-manager of content that appears on the UA@Work website.

Alexis Blue
Assistant Director, Communications

Alexis Blue is the editor of the Lo Que Pasa employee newsletter and oversees the UA@Work website and UA Master Calendar. Blue also serves as a senior writer for Office of University Relations, Communications, covering the University in areas that include psychology, sociology, anthropology and the health sciences.

Chris Green
Web Developer

Chris Green builds and manages online applications designed to be easy to use for non developers and developers alike.  Chris is shared with all of University Relations as a web developer resource.  He is a Drupal expert, and is always happy to help others in using and exploiting it's power.

Michael Hume
Information Technology Manager

Michael Hume manages all things I.T. related in the Office of University Relations, Communications. Responsibilities include maintenance and development of UANews and UA@Work. Hume also manages the newsletter systems for Lo Que Pasa, UAnnounce, UANow and UANow Weekly.

La Monica Everett-Haynes
Senior Communications Manager

La Monica Everett-Haynes is responsible for covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, student research and student life. In the Office of University Relations, Communications, Everett-Haynes also is manager of the UA Blog and supervises the work-study student workers.

Daniel Stolte
Science Writer

Daniel Stolte is the senior science writer for the Office of University Relations, Communications. Stolte coordinates with University researchers, external funding agencies and partnering institutions and organizations in developing engaging stories that showcase the impact of UA science research.

Lisa Wakefield
Executive Assistant

Lisa Wakefield is the central administrator for the Office of University Relations, Communications. As the executive assistant, Wakefield is responsible for coordinating administrative functions, including the management of budgets, business affairs and personnel matters.