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Public Affairs

Address and Contact Information

507 E. Green
M/C 426
Champaign, IL  61820  (map)

About Public Affairs

Public Affairs provides a broad range of services to help you reach your strategic communications and marketing goals. As the central campus-level strategic communications unit, we provide leadership, training and tools in branding, crisis communications, event planning, graphic design, marketing, media relations, photography, social media, video production, web-based communication tools and writing/editing. We also manage the campus website, university-level social media accounts and Illinois in a Box, as well as the image and video databases; we respond to national ranking surveys and assist in handling Freedom of Information Act requests in addition to a wide array of special projects.

Groups within Public Affairs include the Big Ten Network, creating high-quality, non-athletic programming aired on the Big Ten Network; Executive Communications, crafting speeches, campus-level announcements, correspondence and other messaging for university leaders; the News Bureau, delivering research and campus-related press content and offering media training; Photography, capturing dynamic, high-quality photos for campus and unit-level needs, Social Media, offering strategy, best practices and resources for social media managers; Special Events, planning campus-level events such as Convocation and Commencement, as well as advising units on unit-level event planning; Strategic Branding and Marketing, providing brand guidelines, media buying and market research;  Video Services, creating professional, high-quality marketing and promotional videos; and Web Services, which offers a variety of web-based tools to help achieve campus communications goals.

 

 

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  • Public Affairs: 333-5010
  • 507 E Green St, Ste 313, C, MC-426
  • FAX: 244-7124
  • EMAIL: publicaffairs@illinois.edu
  • URL: publicaffairs.illinois.edu
  • Assoc chancellor, public affairs: Robin Kaler, 333-5010
  • Exec. asst to assoc chancellor Pam Steele, 333-5011
  • Deputy assoc chancellor: Chris Harris, 333-8833
  • Dir. of institutional communications: Allison Vance, 300-6171
  • Dir. of special projects: E. Todd Wilson, 333-4059
  • Dir. of social media: August Schiess, 300-4181
  • Dir. of photography: Fred Zwicky, 300-7709
  • Big Ten Network production: 244-1980
  • Illinois-in-a-Box: 300-8679
  • News Bureau: Dir, Steve Witmer, 244-9159
  • Special Events: Sr. Dir, Laura Wilhelm-Barr
  • Strategic Marketing & Branding: CMO, Eric Minor, 224-6162
  • Video Productions:  Andrew Gleason, 244-2978
  • Web Services: Dir, James Wilson, 333-4312

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Name Title Email
Banister, Jaclyn Suzanne Administrative Assistant
Gleason, Andrew Franklin Associate Director of Video Services
Harris, Christopher S Deputy Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs
Senior Director of Strategic Communications
Hassel, Michelle SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Holt, Cory Lynn STRATEGIC RESOURCE COORDINATOR
Kaler, Robin Associate Chancellor
Polk, Emily C Video Production Specialist
Polk, Thomas R Video Production Specialist
Rahn, Adam ASST DIR OF VIDEO PROD
Schiess, August Director of Social Media
Southworth, Kaitlin Emily Director of Video Production
Steele, Pam Executive Assistant to the Associate Chancellor
Vance, Allison Copenbarger DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
Vincent, Michael B Senior Graphic Designer
Watson, Katie Sr Assistant Director of Content Strategy
Wilson, Eric Todd Director of Special Projects
Content Manager, Campus homepage
Zwicky, Frederick H Senior Photographer