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Office of Public Affairs

University Communications


Michelle Ray

Manager, University Communications

Key contact for the university communication areas of: Executive communications, university-wide messaging, Emergency Communications, Inside UTHealth, Information Technology, and campus safety.

Michelle Ray has served on the University Communications team since 2015, and has been with the Office of Public Affairs since 2014. Her background is in marketing and communications for private manufacturing, higher education, consumer goods, non-profits, and publications. She's a native Texan, and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.


Faith Harper

Senior University Communications Specialist

Key contact for the university communication areas of: Insider newsletter, Emergency Communications, Facilities, Planning, and Engineering, employee news, and university-wide emails. 

Faith Harper serves on the University Communications team reporting on a variety of topics that inform and engage with faculty, staff, and students. She is an award-winning journalist with more than seven years’ experience in print media, including at the Tyler Morning Telegraph and Jacksonville Progress. Her portfolio includes coverage of public safety and government issues as well as features and profiles. She has also managed digital content and worked in audience engagement. She’s a native East Texan, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Texas State University – San Marcos.


Sarah Kaddour

University Communications Specialist

Key contact for the university communication areas of: Campus Notes newsletter, Research & Sponsored Projects, Career Corner, Student news, and university-wide emails. 

Sarah Kaddour serves on the University Communications team in the Office of Public Affairs to inform, inspire, and enrich the university’s faculty, staff, and students. Formerly working in an advertising agency in Austin, she has shaped national brands through digital platforms, managed strategic marketing campaigns, and identified opportunities of growth for clients. After moving to Houston, she has directed public and internal communication, developed online brand awareness, designed digital and print media, and managed community participation for a local pediatric urgent care center. Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Arts in chemistry and advertising from The University of Texas at Austin.