Paul Corliss is the UNT System’s Chief Communications Officer and also leads marketing and communications for UNT Dallas. Corliss serves as the lead institutional spokesperson for both entities in public forums, including crisis, event and issue management, and as the lead communications and marketing strategist. Corliss handles media requests for Chancellor Lesa Roe, UNT Dallas President Bob Mong and the UNT System Board of Regents. Previously he served as Director of Communications for the UNT System.

Corliss joined the UNT System after spending 20 years in professional sports, most recently as Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the NBA’s alumni association, Director of Community Affairs & Business Public Relations for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and Director of Communications for NASCAR’s Phoenix International Raceway. Through his own sports marketing company, Corliss has represented hundreds of celebrity athletes in marketing deals. He began his career as a sports writer for the Denton Record Chronicle and Dallas Morning News.

Corliss holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and administration from Concordia University Wisconsin and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Christian University. He is an adjunct sports communications professor for UNT Dallas.