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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 Relations and Communications (chair)
  • Arnold, Casey, UIAA
  • Cook, Hugh, UIAA
  • Creasey, Jennifer, ERC
  • Gantz, Sarah, EVPAA
  • Gurski, Kelsea, UIS Campus Relations
  • Harris-McCray, Chandra, UIC Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Johnson, Sue, UIF
  • Kaler, Robin, UIUC Strategic Communications and Marketing
  • McGinnis-Gonzalez, Sherri, UIC Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Paus, Rachel, UI Health
  • Ruby, Kirsten, ERC
  • Scott, Lauryn, DPI
  • Taylor, Ben, VPEDI
  • Wesbecher, Michael, VCHA & UI Health
  • Wood, Blake, UIS Campus Relations
  • Yordy, Gretchen, ERC

Marketing Committee

SCMC also has a marketing committee, whose members include: Decker, Jessie; Hession, Katie; Johnson, Sue; Johnson, Vanessa, Paus, Rachel; Schiess, August; Wesbecher, Michael; Yordy, Gretchen (Chair).