Steve Barcus

Position title: Director of Communications


Phone: 608.262.5590

266 Bascom Hall

Steven Barcus

Contact Steve with questions about

  • Media requests
  • Stories on international programming, Badgers abroad, global alumni impact, etc.
  • International Division messaging and branding
  • Campus and community event promotion and sponsorship


Steve Barcus joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison International Division as director of communications in 2016. In his role, he oversees marketing, media relations, digital media, and messaging for the division, which supports international academics, internships, research, and partnerships on campus and abroad. Steve loves learning about people, places, and cultures, and is fascinated by international issues. This makes sharing the stories about UW students, alumni, and faculty who are thriving on the world stage particularly enjoyable.

Prior to his current role, Steve served in various communications positions for higher education institutions and several nonprofit organizations.