The Office of Public Affairs is an information source and public portal to the campus. Working with media in all its forms, the office broadens public awareness and understanding of UIC, its missions and partnerships and the achievements of its faculty and students. In addition to outreach through the media, Public Affairs manages UIC’s own news and information properties including UIC Today; two YouTube channels; two Facebook pages; two LinkedIn pages; two Twitter feeds; the UIC Science blog; and I Am UIC student blogs. Public Affairs also serves the campus administration and colleges in crisis communications; works closely with UIC Police and the Environmental Health and Safety Office on emergency communications; and serves all units in cross-campus internal communications.

Reporters: Contact Public Affairs Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff may also be reachable by phone and email after hours.

The UIC Public Affairs team is organized on a “beat system,” with staff members assigned to cover different areas of the university. If you are not sure which staff member to contact, call 312-996-3456.

Staff Member


Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez

Sherri McGinnis-Gonzalez

312-996-2398 or 773-490-1425

Senior Executive Director of Public Affairs

Lori Botterman

312-413-2695 or 630-632-1112

Associate Director of Health Sciences Communications

College of Applied Health Sciences
College of Dentistry
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
University of Illinois Hospital

Jeffron Boynés

Jeffron Boynes

Associate Director, Research Editor, News Bureau

Business Administration
Social Work
Labor and employment relations
Video production

Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey

Director of Health Sciences & Research Communications, Public Affairs

University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health)
College of Engineering
College of Medicine
College of Pharmacy
School of Public Health

Brian Flood

Brian Flood

Associate Director, Public Affairs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
UIC School of Law
UIC Honors College

Christy Levy

Christy Levy

Associate editor, campus communications
UIC social media

Carlos Sadovi

Carlos Sadovi

Associate Director, News Bureau

Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change
Architecture, Design and the Arts