UAB Health System employee administers a flu shot to a patient at a drive-through flu shot clinic.The University of Alabama System Office of External Affairs works with legislative and executive branch officials at the state and federal levels of government to enhance the quality of education and health care in Alabama and beyond. In addition, the Office coordinates with state and local leaders in the public and private sectors to ensure that the UA System continues to play an integral role in the development of the state’s workforce. The Office also is intimately involved in strategic communications and marketing efforts on all three campuses and at UAB Health System.

The UA System Office of External Affairs serves as the liaison between The University of Alabama Board of Trustees and the legislative and executive branches of state and federal government through its representation of the University of Alabama, UAB, UAH, and the UAB Health System. Under Board Rules, all governmental affairs activities of the three campuses and the UAB Health System are to be coordinated through this Office.

Staff

Clay Ryan

Senior Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
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(205) 348-8341
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Porter Banister

Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
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(334) 242-2262
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Nate Horsley

Senior Healthcare Policy Advisor
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(334) 242-2262
 

Karlin Klass

Administrative Associate for External Affairs
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(205) 348-5863
 

Charlie Taylor

Director of External Affairs
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(205) 348-5205
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Adrienne Washington

Legislative Assistant for External Affairs
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Offices

Tuscaloosa

Charlie Taylor
500 University Blvd. East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 348-5205

Montgomery

C. Porter Banister
770 Washington Avenue
Suite 520
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 242-2262