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Patricia Murret

Associate Director of Public Affairs


M.J., Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park

B.S., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.


  • Marketing & Communications


Patricia Murret joined Loyola University New Orleans as associate director of public affairs in May 2015.

Before joining Loyola, Patricia served for three years as assistant director of publications and communications in the public relations department of the University of New Orleans, where she oversaw the UNO Magazine, the UNO newsfeed, UNO social media and various University communications. Previously, she was a city reporter for Post-Newsweek Media Company and a freelance journalist publishing since 2003.

Patricia’s byline has appeared in People, Vanity Fair, Time, Essence, CNN Online, The Washington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, The Huffington Post, The Times-Picayune, The Washington City Paper, Congressional Quarterly, FoxNews, The Gazette of Business and Politics, The Gazette, and a variety of Washington, D.C. regional periodicals, as well as area television and radio. Patricia has won three scholarships, a national award, a regional award, three local awards and an internal newsroom honor for her work.

During the first half of her career, Patricia worked for nearly a dozen years as a consultant in Washington, D.C., helping large organizations to effectively implement new initiatives, operational and change management strategies and communication plans. Clients included manufacturers, utilities, the country's largest HMO, the Institute for Genomic Research, and Yale University, among others.

Patricia is a 1992 graduate of Georgetown University. In 2007, she received a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on public affairs from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a New Orleans native and happy to be home.