System Offices Communications Committee (SOCC)

SOCC is comprised of communications staff who meet to advance the goals of the System Offices. The group:

  • Discusses best practices, tools, and resources with other communications staff from across System units
  • Assists in information flow to System units and as a collection point for input from System units on initiatives and proposals by University Relations
  • Serves as sounding board and provide input to Executive Director as requested


Current members are:

  • Hardy, Tom, OUR (chair)
  • Foran, Ellen: Board of Trustees
  • Green, Michelle: Springfield Marketing (rotating representation from campuses)
  • Karpman, Teri: VP Academic Affairs and U of I Online
  • Rolf, Traci: Ethics Office
  • Ruby, Kirsten; OUR
  • TBD: CFO office and OBFS communications