As vice president for communication, Ken McConnellogue works closely with University of Colorado President Mark R. Kennedy, the CU Board of Regents and the president’s executive staff on major strategic and universitywide communication initiatives. He also collaborates frequently with chancellors, provosts, vice chancellors, chiefs of staff, state and federal government relations liaisons, students, faculty, staff and other leaders on the CU Boulder, CU Colorado Springs, CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical campuses.
McConnellogue serves as the CU system’s official spokesman and oversees CU’s internal and external communications, as well as community and special events. Among many other responsibilities, McConnellogue develops collaboration among communications teams across the CU system and campuses and searches for opportunities to share resources and expertise.
McConnellogue also hosts CU on the Air, the University of Colorado podcast. Each month, McConnellogue visits with CU faculty and researchers who are advancing health, science and technology with leading-edge, life-improving research and creative activities.
Before joining CU in July 2006, McConnellogue held several positions in university advancement at the University of Northern Colorado, including senior writer and editor, director of communications and media relations, and vice president for university advancement.
He has also been a newspaper reporter, radio commentator, magazine editor and freelance writer. An honors graduate of the CU Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he earned a master’s degree in communications at UNC. McConnellogue, a longtime Colorado resident, was born in Gloucester, England, and raised in Chicago and Colorado.