The Office of Public Affairs in Strategic Marketing and Communications is an information source and public portal to the campus. Working with media in all its forms, the unit 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, we manage UIC’s own news and information properties including UIC today; two YouTube channels; two Facebook pages; a LinkedIn page; two Twitter feeds; and the UIC Science blog. 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
Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications
Director of Health Sciences and Research Communications
UI Health (University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics and Mile Square Health Center)
College of Applied Health Sciences
College of Dentistry
College of Engineering
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
Jane Addams College of Social Work
School of Public Health
Associate Director, Public Affairs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
UIC School of Law
UIC Honors College
Associate Editor, Campus Communications
UIC social media