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Michael R. Porter
  • Michael R. Porter, APR

  • Associate vice president for public affairs

  • Phone: (804) 828-7037

Michael R. Porter joined University Public Affairs in December 2005 and was named associate vice president in December 2015. He leads the public relations responsibilities of VCU and VCU Health and oversees day-to-day operations, including external communications, media relations and issues management. He also coordinates strategic communications planning and execution for universitywide efforts, including student life, community engagement and inclusive excellence.

He also has more than two decades of media experience, most recently reporting on state government for WWBT-12, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. He previously worked in a variety of broadcast reporting and management positions in Washington, D.C.; Charleston, South Carolina; and Johnstown and State College, Pennsylvania.

Porter is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and earned his Accreditation in Public Relations in 2012.

He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in speech and communication arts and history from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He is a native of Cumberland, Maryland.

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