University and Media Relations

Media Relations

University and Media Relations (UMR) is a division of the Office of Institutional Advancement, and serves as the point of contact for information about Xavier University of Louisiana and its programs.

The University and Media Relations office has primary responsibility for communicating the University's mission, culture and objectives to its various constituencies - including the campus community, alumni, donors, mass media, etc - for the purpose of achieving institutional advancement goals in the areas of student recruitment, institutional fund raising, alumni relations and community relations.

A list of experts in various fields who are available to provide authoritative knowledge, insight and commentary to help inform reporting by members of the news media.


909 So. Jeff Davis Parkway (Suite 600)
Campus Box 75
New Orleans, La. 70125

Richard Tucker
Director of Communications
& Media Relations
(504) 520-5425
Cell (504) 261-7750
(504) 520-7915

Janella Newsome
News Manager
Office (504) 520-5120
Cell (504) 201-3920
Fax (504) 7915

Irving Johnson
University Photographer
& Media Specialist
Office (504) 520-5166
Fax (504) 520-7915

University and Media Relations


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