Division of External Affairs

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The Division of External Affairs shapes awareness and understanding of The University of Toledo among internal and external stakeholders, with overarching goals of increasing enrollment, increasing use of the clinical enterprise, facilitating economic development and creating a campus culture that is welcoming to individuals from all cultures.


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Lawrence J. Burns

Vice President for External Affairs and Interim Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement
419.530.1331 fax

Encompassing University Marketing and Communications, Health-Care Marketing, Equity and Diversity, Catharine Eberly Center for Women and the Center for Creative Instruction, the Division of External Affairs uses an integrated model characterized by collaboration, action and evaluation. We strive to enhance the University's image through strategic positioning and targeted, meaningful messages to internal and external constituents, utilizing an aggressive, individualized and efficient mix of traditional media and leading-edge technology.

Recent Initiatives

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Tie One On

Tie One On 2014
Wednesday, February 5 at 7pm vs BGSU.
Join UT fans in raising funds to support the fight against cancer.
Register Today!

Bid on a player's jersey.

Intern in Ohio
Intern In Ohio

Intern in Ohio, presented by The University of Toledo, is a unique program that matches college students with internship opportunities.
Meet intern Briana

Check out Intern in Ohio.

Relevant University

Host, Larry Burns, and his team explore the critical role that higher education plays in our local and regional communities.
The Relevant University - Toledo

The Relevant University - Detroit

Tower Views
Tower Views

Larry Burns and his team talk with the campus community about current events on the UT campus. See recent and past editions on the Tower View YouTube Channel.


Free annual music event on the UT campus that is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Held before the first football game. Get ready to rock out at Music Fest.  


UT has partnered with online portfolio company to bolster job prospects and enable students to demonstrate the work they have performed in a an experiential learning setting. See what some UT Honors students have uploaded to Seelio



Last Updated: 3/23/15