University Relations Staff

The Office for University Relations reports to the Vice President of External Relations and Communications for the U of I System, Adrienne Nazon.

Kirsten Ruby
Director, External Relations and Communications
kruby@uillinois.edu

Jill Yates
Associate Director and Executive Speechwriter
jyates4@uillinois.edu

Gretchen Yordy
Associate Director, Brand and Marketing
gyordy@uillinois.edu

David Mercer
Senior Writer and Assistant Director Media Relations
dmercer@uillinois.edu

Steven Martin
Senior Designer and Assitant Director Creative
stevenm@uillinois.edu

Jill Weathers
Senior Coordinator of FOIA
jillew@uillinois.edu