The staff members of the Office of the President support the activities of the president, assist in managing the complexities of a modern research university presidency, and handle the day-to-day business of the office. This includes managing correspondence and requests that come into the office, scheduling, organizing and managing events the president attends, assisting in the preparation of materials that the president presents, serving as liaison between the president and both internal and external constituencies. The president's office staff members bring  strong professional skills, high levels of past and ongoing training in their specific areas of expertise, and broad experience in other areas within the university and in outside organizations.