An administrative reorganization under President Brandt created the Office of the Vice President for University Relations in 1975 to assume essentially the same duties as were performed previously by the Vice President for Development and Services.
The Vice President for University Relations job was to supervise, administer, coordinate, develop and review activities of the following departments: Alumni Services, Area Services, Development, University Graphics, University News and Photographic Service, and University Exhibits. The supervisors that reported to the Vice President were Director of External Affairs, Director of Communication Services and Director of Development and Services. In April 1976 the Board of Trustees transferred the University Press to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research. In September 1979 President Lesar transferred Women's and Men's Intercollegiate Athletics to Student Affairs and placed University Graphics, University Exhibits and University News and Photographic Services under the Director of Communication Services.
The Vice President for University Relations was responsible for: developing, coordinating and directing all external fund raising activities; an effective public relations program; all publications in the name of SIUC; liaison activities between local and national legislators; SIUC budgets of all reporting units, and additional duties as assigned by the President.