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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 goals, including crisis communications, writing and editing, social media, graphic design, media relations, seminars and training and Web tools. As the campus-level strategic communications unit, we also manage the campus Web site, respond to national surveys and assist in handling Freedom of Information Act requests in addition to a wide array of special projects.

Divisions within Public Affairs include the Big Ten Network, creating high-quality, non-athletic programming aired on the Big Ten Network; the News Bureau, delivering research and campus-related press content; 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:
  • URL:
  • Assoc chancellor, public affairs: Robin Kaler, 333-5010
  • Exec. asst to assoc chancellor Pam Steele, 333-5011
  • Sr. Dir. of strategic comm: Chris Harris, 333-8833
  • Dir. of spl projects: E. Todd Wilson, 333-4059
  • Dir. of social media: August Schiess, 300-4181
  • Dir. of content strategy: Allison Vance, 300-6171
  • Dir. of photography: L. Brian Stauffer, 265-0197
  • Big Ten Network production: :244-1980
  • Illinois-in-a-Box: 300-8679
  • News Bureau: Dir, Steve Witmer, 244-9159
  • Video Productions:  Andrew Gleason, 244-2978
  • Web Services: Dir, James Wilson, 333-4312

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Banister, Jaclyn SuzanneAdministrative Assistant
Gleason, Andrew FranklinAssociate Director of Video Services
Harris, Christopher SSenior Director of Strategic Communications
Holt, Cory LynnAdministrative Assistant
Kaler, RobinAssociate Chancellor
Polk, Emily CVideo Production Specialist
Polk, Thomas RVideo Production Specialist
Schiess, AugustDirector of Social Media
Southworth, Kaitlin EmilyDirector of Video Development
Stauffer, BrianDirector of Photography
Steele, PamExecutive Assistant to the Associate Chancellor
Vance, Allison CopenbargerContent Strategy Director, Public Affairs
Vincent, Michael BGraphic Designer
Watson, KatieAssistant Director of Content Strategy
Wilson, Eric ToddDirector of Special Projects
Content Manager, Campus homepage
Zwicky, Frederick HSenior Photographer