Office for University Relations

Chicago News Bureau
Springfield Campus Relations
Urbana Public Affairs




108 Henry Admin. Bldg.
506 S. Wright St., MC-370
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 333-6400
Fax: (217) 333-5733

414 Administrative Ofc. Bldg.
1737 W. Polk St., MC-971
Chicago, IL 60612
Tel: (312) 996-3772
Fax: (312) 996-1836

Strategic Communications and Marketing Council (SCMC)


SCMC connects the communications leads on the campuses, in UA, and at the foundation and alumni association in order to strategically position the University of Illinois and promote/market the institution with its many stakeholders/constituencies, including faculty, staff, and students; prospective students and their parents; alumni; legislators and community leaders; peer institution staff; research agencies; health care providers; and Illinois residents. SCMC committees address specific issues and provide consultation on core communications and marketing initiatives.

Current members include: 

  • Hardy, Tom, OUR (chair)
  • Baxter, Camille, VPHA
  • Hampson, Jessica, UIF
  • Hudak-David, Ginny, OUR
  • Kaler, Robin, Urbana PA
  • Kuzmuk, Kristy, VPR
  • Peirce, Jack, UIAA
  • Redding, Michael, UIC PA
  • Schnapp, Derek, UIS Campus Relations


SCMC has four committees:

  1. Media affairs
  2. Shared services
  3. Marketing/branding members: (same as SCMC)
  4. Faculty advisory members: Jamison, Kathy; Jones, Steve; Ladu, Mary Jo; Meyer, Erik; Shavitt, Sharon; Villegas, Jorge

Not all committees are currently appointed.