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Communications and Media Relations

Communications and media relations team is responsible for developing, coordinating and executing strategic messages in order to communicate priorities of the University of Illinois System, the president, and the board of trustees. The office works with other staff within External Relations and Communications and the three universities and other units to coordinate efforts. The team provides writng, communications, and media relations assistance to the president, trustees, executive officers and others in the System Offices.

Some of primary responsibilities of the office include:

  • System news, including news releases for the media and internal communications from the president
  • Speeches, presentations, and correspondence for the president
  • A daily executive news summary
  • Media relations for the system and leadership (need to link)
  • Coordination of the Strategic Communications and Marketing Council (SCMC)
  • Special projects

To reach us, visit our staff directory to contact us via email or call 217-333-6400.

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