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; UIC News, the campus newspaper; audio and video productions; 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.
Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez
Senior Executive Director of Public Affairs
Associate Director, Research Editor, News Bureau
Labor and employment relations
Associate Director, Public Affairs
College of Applied Health Sciences
College of Dentistry
College of Engineering
College of Medicine
College of Pharmacy
School of Public Health
University of Illinois Hospital
Associate Director, News Bureau
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
UIC Honors College
Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate editor, campus communications
UIC social media