Media Assistance

University Relations

The Office for University Relations (OUR) is the primary source of information for and about the University of Illinois. OUR staff are also the primary channel of communication between the University administration and the public.

To contact the president, members of the Board of Trustees, or other executive officers of the University of Illinois, please call or email Thomas Hardy, Jan Dennis, or Ginny Hudak-David.

Thomas Hardy, Executive Director
Chicago: 312.996.3772
Urbana: 217.333.6400

Jan Dennis, Assistant Director
Urbana - 217.333.6400

Ginny Hudak-David, Senior Associate Director
Urbana - 217.333.6400

Our Campuses & Expert Sources

Do you need assistance from one of the three U of I campuses? Are you searching for an expert source for an article?

Each campus has a public affairs/news bureau unit available to assist you. Please use the links in the right navigation to learn more about the resources available in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield and to reach someone who can help you locate a faculty expert.


University Relations

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