University Communications

Andrew Staples

Public Relations Manager

Andrew focuses on enhancing the University’s brand reputation, managing crisis communications and proactively telling the Chico State story. He is responsible for identifying and tracking potential reputational threats to the University, assisting with the development of processes to limit those threats, and partnering with Chico State leadership on response efforts. He regularly writes press releases, media statements, and other content for the wider campus community. 

Andrew previously worked as a tech-focused public relations executive in Silicon Valley. He earned his BA in Journalism from Chico State in 2000. 

Areas of Focus

  • Crisis communications
  • Executive messaging
  • Reputation and brand management
Portrait of Andrew Staples