A variety of offices and individuals have assumed responsibility for public relations, alumni affairs, and institutional advancement at Eastern Kentucky University through the years. In 1983 the office was reorganized into the Vice President for University Relations and Development. Currently, the offices of Alumni Affairs, Development, and Public Information report to the vice president. Responsibilities of the vice president's office include coordination of alumni and development programs, media relations, planned institutional marketing, the university's official publications program, and planned institutional public relations and promotional activities. The records in the inventory document selected special events, including the inauguration of President Hanly Funderburk in 1985, coordinated by the vice president's office from 1971 to 1987. The Subject Series reflects a small portion of the office's central subject files.