Academic Enterprise

Exciting things are happening within the Academic Enterprise. From research breakthroughs, clinical innovations, and educational accolades, there is an abundance of great news to share in our community.

What We Do

The AE Communications team, part of the Office of the Provost, serves to strengthen communication efforts and grow awareness of the dynamic, outstanding work taking place in the Academic Enterprise.  We support the Provost in AE-wide communications and work with UTMB’s institutional Office of Marketing and Communications to promote UTMB’s mission within our institution and to the public. 

We want to hear your great news! If any member of our AE community has an accolade, achievement, or news to promote, please share with our team so we can help spread the word.

AE Communication Outlets

Meet the Team

Cortney Martin

Senior Communications Specialist
(409) 772-0081

Cortney Martin joined UTMB’s Office of the Provost as a Senior Communications Specialist in January 2018. She proudly supports the Academic Enterprise as a writer and editor, helping elevate UTMB’s academic and research programs through social media, internal communications, executive messaging, script writing and more.

Prior to arriving at UTMB, Cortney was a member of the marketing and communications team at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for 13 years. In her role as Communications Manager, she helped raise awareness of blood donation needs for the region, overseeing social media, print and digital marketing collateral, and internal communications programs. Previously, she developed her skills as a writer, editor and storyteller over six years as a features reporter for a daily newspaper, the Pasadena Citizen.

Cortney is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English. Outside of work she enjoys running and fostering adoptable pets at home with her partner in the Clear Lake area.

Ashley TorresAshley Torres

Communications Specialist
(409) 266-4027

Ashley Torres joined the UTMB Provost Office as a Communications Specialist in May 2021. Working with the Academic Enterprise, Office of Marketing and Communications, Faculty Group Practice leaders, and faculty members, she provides marketing support for the growth and development of various programs and initiatives. This consists of writing materials such as internal announcements and website content and producing marketing collateral in a variety of formats including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, provider “baseball cards,” videos, and graphics.

Prior to UTMB, Ashley was the Marketing Director of Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen restaurant in Pearland, TX, where she developed promotional content for social media, designed seasonal merchandise products, managed online review outlets, and assisted front-of-house management throughout dinner service. Her decade-long experience in the service industry included a variety of roles such as director of first impressions, special event coordinator, and general manager.

 Ashley holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is a proud Galveston native. She currently resides in League City with her son.