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Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez

Interim Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications

Senior Executive Director of Public Affairs


Office Phone:

(312) 996-2398


In my current role as Interim Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications, my responsibilities include overseeing Public Affairs and Marketing and Brand Management.

As Senior Executive Director of Public Affairs, I lead media relations, communications and serve as spokesperson for UIC's 16 colleges and Hospital & Health Sciences System. I frequently collaborate with senior leadership, faculty, staff and communicators across campus to elevate the profile and reputation of UIC through effective storytelling and content development, media relations, social media, crisis communications and issues management. I have managed communications strategy for major university initiatives including UIC’s COVID-19 response, the acquisition of John Marshall Law School, and the opening of new campus facilities, including the Academic and Residential Complex and Engineering Innovation Building. Before joining UIC, I held positions in public relations, media relations and marketing in the higher education and health care sectors.

I received my bachelor's in journalism from Michigan State University.