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Public Relations Guidelines

Who We Are

University Business Magazine is the leading publication for college and university decision-makers and professionals across diverse areas such as financial aid, advancement and development, IT, admissions/registration, facilities and auxiliary services, community and public relations/marketing, online education delivery, student affairs, food service, etc. The magazine is mailed each month to 45,500 qualified senior-level and management readers. University Business is a business-feature- oriented and news analysis publication, with an emphasis on in-the-trenches reporting.

UB Daily is our opt-in electronic newsletter, a digest of the day’s important higher education headlines and breaking news. is your source online destination for additional information on articles found in the magazine, plus original online-only content including interviews, case studies, book excerpts, opinion pieces and more.

How to pitch story ideas

Advertisers have no advantage in editorial contribution; University Business editorial decisions are based solely on the value of information to our readers.

The best way to understand what types of stories we are looking for, and how they should be written, is to read recent issues of the magazine. We look especially for real-life case studies and one-on-one interviews with higher education leaders. In the case of contributed articles, we accept only original material, which we reserve the right to edit. There are editorial opportunities in features, departments, and columns, and the magazine encourages opinion submissions. There are also opportunities for editorial panelists, and for judges for surveys, critiques, and award programs.

Head to and click on “Editorial Calendar” to find editorial contacts and opportunities that are right for your organization. You may pitch directly via e-mail to the editors at the links below. Story proposals should be brief and focused. Make sure to identify the editorial story slot in your subject box (e.g., “November Admissions Technology story”).

Releases and announcements

Send new product and service press releases, and promotion/new hire releases directly to

Article lead times

Feature articles are usually assigned 3 months ahead of the issue date; opinion pieces may be submitted at any time. Check our Editorial Calendar in the University Business media kit, or go to and click on “Editorial Calendar” for the most current calendar. Please allow 2-3 weeks for response to the story pitches. Thank you.


Please call Senior Editor Tim Goral or Managing Editor Melissa Ezarik. They will be glad to answer your questions.

Tim Goral, Senior Editor 203.663.0126
Melissa Ezarik, Senior Managing Editor 203.663.0136