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Strategic Communications and Marketing Council (SCMC)


SCMC connects the communications leads at the universities, in System Offices, and at the foundation and alumni alliance in order to strategically position the University of Illinois System 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: 

  • Nazon, Adrienne, VP of External Affairs and Communications (chair)
  • Arnold, Casey, UIAA
  • Cook, Hugh, UIAA
  • Creasey, Jennifer, OGR
  • Gurski, Kelsea, UIS Campus Relations
  • Harris-McCray, Chandra, UIC Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Johnson, Sue, UIF
  • Kaler, Robin, Urbana Public Affairs
  • McGinnis-Gonzalez, Sherri, UIC Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Minor, Eric, Urbana CMO
  • Paus, Rachel, UI Health
  • Ruby, Kirsten, OUR
  • Schnapp, Derek, UIS Campus Relations
  • Scott, Lauryn, DPI
  • Taylor, Ben, VPEDI
  • Wesbecher, Michael, VCHA & UI Health
  • Yordy, Gretchen, OUR
  • Zehr, Sarah EVPAA

Marketing Committee

SCMC also has a marketing committee, whose members include Burrell, Jessie; Hession, Katie; Johnson, Sue; McMullen, Adam; Paus, Rachel; Ruby, Kirsten; Wesbecher, Michael; Wszolek, Matt; Yordy, Gretchen (Chair).