Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs
As assistant vice president for Public Affairs, Meredith Raine leads the strategy for elevating the UTHealth Houston brand through branding and creative services, media relations, multimedia, social media, and university communications. Since 2001, Meredith has worked collaboratively with the university’s administration, schools, clinics, and primary teaching hospitals to tell the stories of UTHealth Houston, its people, and its programs. Before joining the UTHealth Houston staff, Meredith was an award-winning journalist who reported for newspapers in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas. She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Key contact for: Editing, proofreading, editorial style and standards
Leisa McCord serves as the chief editor of content produced in Public Affairs and Development, and upholds brand and editorial standards across the university. She also provides editorial support for school- and clinic-based communicators. Leisa is a communications professional with a broad range of experience, from editing and proofreading to graphic design and web development. She previously held positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University. Leisa joined Public Affairs in November 2018.