• Matt Kurz

    Vice President for Communications

    Matt Kurz was named vice president for communications at Illinois Wesleyan in 2006.  He came to Illinois Wesleyan from Western Michigan University where he served as associate vice president for university relations.  Prior to higher education, Kurz spent 20 years at two major Chicago advertising agencies, Leo Burnett and J. Walter Thompson.

    Matt provides leadership for communications from the President's Office, Board of Trustees, and the Admissions and Advancement offices. He also directs Illinois Wesleyan's identity and visibility programs, serves as the University spokesperson and manages crisis communications. He is a member of the President's Cabinet, Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee, Advancement Working Group, Web Advisory Group and provided communications leadership for the Transforming Lives fund-raising campaign.

    Contact: (309) 556- 3203 mkurz@iwu.edu

  • Ann Aubry

    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.  

    Contact: (309) 556-3874 aaubry@iwu.edu

  • Robert Frank

    Web Designer

    Robert "Trey" Frank redesigned the University website as an art major at Illinois Wesleyan and immediately began working for the Office of Communications after graduating in May 2014. As web designer, he assists departments in creating and updating their web pages, performs some photography duties and assists with graphic design on special projects.

    Contact: (309) 556-3903rfrankii@iwu.edu

  • Kim Hill

    Assistant Director for Communications

    Kim Hill directs media relations and news for the University, and assists with content on the University website and communications for the offices of Alumni and Advancement. She also handles special writing projects for campus clients and contributes articles to the Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine.

    Contact: (309) 556- 3960khill1@iwu.edu

  • Tim Obermiller

    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).

    Contact: (309) 556-3183 tobermil@iwu.edu

  • Stew Salowitz

    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 22 varsity sports.

    Contact: (309) 556- 3206salowitz@iwu.edu

  • Susan Sombeck

    Director of Publications, Printing and Mailing Services

    Susan Sombeck oversees the University's publications, printing and copying, graphic design and mailing services.

    Contact: (309) 556- 3055ssombeck@iwu.edu

  • Amy Young

    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.

    Contact: (309) 556-3175ayoung3@iwu.edu


Grant Brougher Press Operator (309) 556-3087
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
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