The University Relations office is as old as the university. It was actually a baby of the Vice Chancellor because he gave the name, the vision and scope of operation at inception. There have been two directors since the inception of the office in 2009. The current Director is Dr. Isiaka Aliagan, a trained journalist and public relations practitioner. The office currently has 12 staff: two information and protocol, two cameramen, two photographers, two graphics personnel, one programme analyst, one secretary and a driver.
The University Relations (UR) is the official unit for the promotion of Kwara State University's mission to the public.
Staff of University Relations work with media representatives, community leaders, state and government officials, KWASU administrators, students, lecturers, staff and other members of the university community as well as the public.
The office has the responsibility for the development and production of a wide array of publications and other forms of information and communication materials designed to disseminate information about the University, its programmes, lecturers, students, and the university community at large.
Since it was established, the office has produced a policy on University Relations which is the blueprint guiding its operation. It is being processed for circulation to all units of the university to enable them see the roles they have to play in actualizing it.(Linkn to UR policy)
It produces KWASU UPDATE, an in-house news bulletin of the university. This has been distributed to all staff in KWASU, the host communities, friends of the university and important persons in Ilorin, among others. The university has received felicitations from Universities of Calabar; University of Agriculture Abeokuta; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; Gombe State University; Kwara State Polytechnic; Adekunle Ajasin University, Federal College of Education, Zaria; Adeyemi College of Education Ondo; among others, on the introduction of the bulletin.
It has also proposed the production of a campus newspaper known as ALGAITA to be produced by students of Kwara State University and supervised by University Relations office.
The office has also improved on content of KWASU website. News and photographs are uploaded as they unfold.
It has ensured good relationship with the media and this has improved KWASU media profile. The office has just collated bound copy of newspaper publications on KWASU 2010-2012.
The office has continued to give exposure to KWASU academic staff through arranging media interviews on radio and television for them to talk on their disciplines. Almost all academic staff have featured at least once, some as many as three or four times.
A video documentary titled “KWASU: The Story of the University for Community Development” has just been concluded. It has been previewed and will soon be aired on national televisions.