Padang- Under the leadership of Vice Rector 4, Prof. Syahrial Bakhtiar, M.Pd , UNP public relation has been successfully supporting Kemenristekdikti's Bureaucracy Reform (RB) movement by being at the forefront of RB activities since 2016. It's marked by the establishment of Integrated Information and Service Center to help the student lectures and community to get the information about Universitas Negeri Padang. Meanwhile, Head of the Cooperation and Public Relations, Novri Elvida, M.Pd said UNP has some locals and national achievement . In 2018 and 2019 UNP got the achievement as the best public agency in public information disclosure in National Level as Top 5 Universities with the category " informative " and the second runner-up in National Champion for " the best Management ".
Deputy Director 2 of Postgraduate, Dr. Dedi Hermon, MP explained that the performance of Public Relations of UNP became the center of the information of UNP. Furthermore, PR of UNP always publishes the news of UNP postgraduate. The improvement on the public relation performance receives supports from several UNP lecturers especially in the world press such as Prof. Dr. Hermanto, M.Pd (Former Ganto Journalist), Dr. Erianjoni (Former Freelance Journalist), Muhamad Isa Gautama (Columnist and Former Crew of Ganto) and Dr. Nofrion , M.Pd (Former RRI Padang Journalist) . Moreover, Head of Bureau Planning, Administration Cooperation and Public Relation (BPAKHM) said that the existence and position of public relation in university had an important position in Universitas Negeri Padang.
"This institution will carry out the duties and function also reporting and providing information, communication and document to serve the campus community and the community outside the campus”, Said Drs. Ahmad Hamdani, MM. UNP Public Relation is succeeded by publish the development of educational institutions from IKIP become one of the universities which active in the development of higher education in Indonesia. UNP PR also gives contribute to any events such as the inauguration of UNP by Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo visits UNP, Honorary Doctorate Awarding to the 5th President of Indonesia, Mrs. Megawati Sukarno Putri and Datok Anwar Ibrahim from Malaysia and the prestigious Konaspi Year 2018 event. (Public Relations of UNP).