Office of Communications Staff
Vice President for Communications
Matt Kurz was named vice president for communications at Illinois Wesleyan in 2006.
Kurz provides leadership for communications from the President's Office, Board of Trustees, Advancement and Admissions. He directs Illinois Wesleyan's identity and visibility programs, serves as the University spokesperson and manages crisis communications. Kurz is a member of the President's Cabinet, Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee, Advancement Working Group, Web Advisory Group and provides communications leadership for the Transforming Lives campaign.
Assistant Director for Electronic Communications
Ann Aubry is responsible for content on the University website and social media channels. She produces electronic newsletters for internal and external audiences and manages the University's internal e-communications.
Aubry joined Illinois Wesleyan in 2002.
Senior Communications Specialist
Kim Hill handles news coverage involving the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Nursing, assists with communications for the offices of Alumni and Advancement and contributes articles to the Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine.
Editor, Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine
Tim Obermiller joined Illinois Wesleyan as editor of Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine in 1997.
Under his editorship, the magazine has won Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) regional awards for most improved periodical (2005) and best institutional/alumni magazine (2006).
Director for Sports Information
A 1976 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, Stew Salowitz has been the school's Sports Information Director since November 1988.
He manages all publicity, media relations, news and online information for IWU's 18 varsity sports.
Director of Publications, Printing and Mailing Services
Susan Sombeck oversees the University's publications, printing and copying, graphic design and mailing services.
Director for News and Media Relations
Sharlyn (Sherry) J. Wallace manages University media relations, copy editing and photography. She directs news coverage regarding the College of Fine Arts, The Ames Library, Student Affairs, student news and campus events.
Wallace came to Illinois Wesleyan University in 1972.
Video Production Specialist
Amy Young creates videos for prospective students to learn more about our campus community, faculty, academic programs, the arts, study abroad, scholarship opportunities, etc. She also makes campaign-related videos that help to explain key priorities and thank donors. Video requests should be directed to Matt Kurz or Ann Aubry.
|Grant Brougher||Press Operator||(309) 556-3087|
|Marc Featherly||University Photographer||(309) 556-3217|
|M. Eric Gordon||Mailing Service Coordinator||(309) 556-3086|
|Carrie Hymer||Graphic Designer||(309) 556-3712|
|Tim McMullen||Press Operator||(309) 556-3087|
|Paul McNamara||Graphic Designer||(309) 556-3798|
|Mose Mowery||Press Operator||(309) 556-3087|
|Neal Olomon||Mail Route Clerk||(309) 556-3110|
|Gary Schwartz||Graphic and Magazine Designer||(309) 556-3522|
|Pamela Taylor||Mailing Services Assistant||(309) 556-1035|
|Kathy Thilmany||Office Coordinator II||(309) 556-3181|