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University Communications

Our University Communications Team provides timely, engaging, and relevant information to internal audiences — employees and students — across internal media channels, including intranet, newsletters and emails, and digital signage across campus. We handle communications for emergency management, campus safety, and compliance with state and federal requirements.

Faith Harper

Faith HarperManager, University Communications
Phone: 713-500-3009

Faith Harper 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. A native East Texan, Faith holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas State University – San Marcos. She joined Public Affairs in October 2019.

Kenneth Bybee

Kenny BybeeSenior University Communication Specialist
Phone: 713-500-3177

Kenny Bybee joined UTHealth Houston in October 2022 with experience in higher education at Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of North Texas, and Rice University. Primarily working in athletics, Kenny was in charge of communication efforts, including interviews, information guides, websites, and social media. He graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

David Fanucchi

David FanucchiUniversity Communication Specialist
Phone: 713-500-3053

David Fanucchi joined UTHealth Houston in October 2022 as a seasoned communications professional with experience in news and sports reporting, copywriting and editing, internal communication, and public relations. He has also taught high school journalism and managed media relations for health care and other clients. He graduated from California State University – Chico with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and was inducted into the Chico State Public Relations Department Hall of Fame in 2009. 

Jaimy Jones

Jaimy JonesUniversity Communication Specialist
Phone: 713-500-3038

Jaimy Jones joined UTHealth Houston in October 2022 from the University of Oklahoma, with experience in executive leadership communications. She was a print journalist with the Houston Chronicle for three years, and a staff reporter included in the publication’s selection as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting in 2018, for its coverage of Hurricane Harvey. Jaimy holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies from University of Houston – Clear Lake.