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University of Phoenix Media Center

Welcome to our media relations newsroom

University of Phoenix is committed to providing members of the media with access to the best sources of information for stories pertaining to the University's role in higher education for working adults. If you're a reporter and would like to contact us, please call our media hotline or email Please include your name, publication, the nature of your story and deadline date.

For the latest news and information about University of Phoenix, visit or follow @UOPXNews on Twitter. If you are seeking specific data or research, submit a request for data from our Office of Research Support.

Media hotline

Media Center Information

Public Relations

Andrea Smiley
Vice President, Public Relations
T. 602-557-1041; M. 480-560-9214


Government Affairs

Conwey Casillas
Vice President, Government Affairs

Reporters wishing to interview University leaders, staff, faculty, students or alumni can contact a representative of University of Phoenix through the media hotline at 602.254.0086 or by sending an email to

We ask that reporters provide questions and the precise subject matter and nature of their story when calling for an interview or to obtain information about the University.

We realize that story deadlines are often tight and we will do our best to accommodate these deadlines. For urgent requests, voicemails left at 602.254.0086 can help expedite response time.

Members of the media may not photograph, record or interview faculty, employees, alumni or students at a University of Phoenix Campus or learning center without the advanced permission and assistance of the University.

Please contact our designated media representatives through the media hotline or at least 48 hours in advance to coordinate on-campus filming.

Images, logos, videos, expert bios and University data are available to help media share news and information about the University. Visit the media resources database for a complete collection of available content acceptable for media use. Content specific to published articles can be found in the media resources section at the bottom of individual article pages on UOPX News.

For photo and video inquiries not available in the media resources database, please email or call 602-254-0086.

University of Phoenix employees, faculty, alumni and advisory council members serve as subject matter experts in their respective fields and are available to provide thought leadership in the areas of higher education, healthcare, technology, business and more. If you're interested in scheduling an interview with a UOPX spokesperson, please contact us through the media hotline or email

Each year, the University produces its Academic Annual Report (AAR) to provide highlights of educational quality and academic success. In the AAR, you'll find faculty demographics, graduation and retention rates, student outcomes and much more. View and download the current and previous reports at Academic Annual Report.

Facilities and services at the University's Campuses and learning center locations are available to the media and public upon request. Please contact our designated media representatives through the media hotline or at least 48 hours in advance to coordinate on-campus filming. See below for available resources:

Audio and video recording

The University's Phoenix Campus offers members of the media access to a state-of-the-art video recording studio, equipped with customizable set pieces and green screen for remote TV interviews. The Campus is also equipped with an audio recording studio for podcasts, radio interviews and other audio recordings.

Veteran Resource Center

In an effort to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for all students and alumni affiliated with the military, we've opened Veteran Resource Centers (VRC) at five key campuses across the country. VRCs serve as a place for military-affiliated students and alumni to connect with their peers and access resources specifically geared toward their unique needs, including connections with our alliance partners Give an Hour and American Corporate Partners. Visit Veterans Resource Center to learn more.

Legally permitted requests for information about the University, including, but not limited to, campus safety information, transcripts, police reports and other records requests are available to the public. To file a request, please contact the media hotline or email

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is continually innovating to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant courses interactive learning, and Career Services for Life® commitment help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information, visit