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

Jill Yates
Associate Director and Executive Speechwriter

Gretchen Yordy
Associate Director, Brand and Marketing

David Mercer
Senior Writer and Assistant Director Media Relations

Steven Martin
Senior Designer and Assitant Director Creative

Jill Weathers
Senior Coordinator of FOIA