University of Cincinnati honors its retiring public figure after 36 years of service
Story and photos by Melanie Titanic-Schefft
“Great significance goes beyond simply filling a role at UC. Greg Hand has been living a career, and we’re all better for it,” said Greg Vehr, vice president of government relations and university communications at a retirement gathering for UC’s Greg Hand in TUC’s Great Hall on June 13, 2014.
“He connected with presidents, provosts, board of trustee members, faculty, students, police officers, reporters and perhaps most impressively, workers at every level. He connected with everyone.”
Hand, associate vice president of public relations, has left his “Handprints” so to speak, all over UC and has put his alma mater in the center of his professional life. Astutely labeled by the UC News Record as the “keeper of wisdom,” Hand was also known as the “keeper of UC history,” for his keen ability to answer anything anyone ever wanted to know about the university (and most other topics).