The Office of Communications and Community Relations is responsible for internal and external communications and media relations on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and the senior administrative team of The University of Alabama System. Additional areas of responsibility include crisis management, strategic planning, and executive recruitment and community service initiatives.



Kellee Reinhart

Senior Vice Chancellor for Communications and Community Relations


Kellee Reinhart works with UA System Chancellor C. Ray Hayes, the Board of Trustees, and administrative staff at UA, UAB and UAH in media relations, crisis management, strategic planning, community outreach, executive recruitment, and joint initiatives.

Before joining the UA System in 1989, Kellee spent 15 years in the publishing industry as editorial director of Antique Monthly and Horizon Magazine, two national publications headquartered in Alabama. She is also former assistant manager of the Alabama Press Association.

She has chaired numerous not-for-profit advisory boards, including the Alabama Writers’ Forum, the Kentuck Association, Theatre Tuscaloosa, and the Tuscaloosa Arts Council, and is involved with various civic and cultural organizations in West Alabama.

Kellee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from The University of Alabama.