Kieran McConnellogue is Vice President for Communication at the University of Colorado. He is responsible for communications and media relations for CU's four-campus system (Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, the Anschutz Medical Campus) with some 63,000 students and 32,000 employees. His primary communications responsibilities are with the university's president and its governing Board of Regents. He has been at CU for 11 years. Before that, he was Vice President for University Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado. He worked there for 14 years, starting as senior writer/editor and leaving as Vice President. Before his work in higher education, McConnellogue began his career as a newspaper reporter for various newspapers in Colorado. He also has been a freelance writer for a variety of magazines and provided radio essays for an affiliate of National Public Radio and Public Radio International.