Communication Services & Information Technology
University of California
Communication Services & Information Technology

Service Overview

Government and Community Relations

Guides UC ANR employees in how to effectively communicate with government and community officials. 

Key contact: Anne Megaro, Government Relations and Community Relations Director 

Information Technology Infrastructure

Provides desktop support, email account creation, and network infrastructure for the division.

Help Desk Support: Web, Phone 530-750-1212

Strategic Communications

Conducts media relations, social media and digital communications to promote the work of UC ANR. Provides branding tools such as PowerPoint templates, business card designs, downloadable logos and more in the Communications Toolkit.

Key Contact: Linda Forbes, Strategic Communications Director

News and Information Outreach

  • Media relations – news releases & providing expert sources
  • Food, Green and Healthy Communities blogs
  • Social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok
  • Training in media relations, videography, branding and more

Key contacts:

Pam Kan-Rice, Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach

Mike Hsu, Senior Public Information Representative

Doralicia Garay, Social Media Strategist

Ethan Ireland, Senior Videographer

Saoimanu Sope, Digital Communications Specialist

News and Information Outreach in Spanish

News and Information Outreach in Spanish provides media and community outreach in Spanish, as well as translation/narration and videography services. 

Key contactRicardo Vela, Program Manager

Publishing and Visual Services

Develops and markets peer-reviewed ANR publications and California Agriculture journal and provides graphic design, photography and videography services to ANR. 

Key contact: Rachel Lee, Director of Publishing; Executive Editor, California Agriculture

Web Development

Manages over 50 applications, including Site Builder, our web content management system, the Survey Tool, and Collaborative Tools. Also provides custom application development, website development assistance and consultation.

Key contact: Sree Mada, Chief Information Officer

Help Support/Feature Requests

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