University Relations

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News Services & Support for University Personnel

Contact the college or division marketing representative for assistance with website updates, posting events to area web calendars, writing copy for print/web, questions, or concerns.

Universitywide Publicity and Promotion

University Relations (UR) is responsible for promoting Western Illinois University programs, accomplishments, events, faculty, staff, students and alumni.

University Relations prepares news/feature stories for distribution to media; facilitates University-related news media coverage; produces/maintains Western's social media efforts; coordinates and hosts news conferences; promotes University faculty and staff as expert sources; and coordinate Western News and Campus Connection.

  • Darcie Shinberger: Assistant Vice President of Advancement & Public Services
    • Office of the President/Vice President for Advancement & Public Services
      Location: 302 Sherman Hall
      Phone: (309) 298-1993

University Marketing

  •  University Marketing
    • Vice President for Advancement and Public Services
      Location: 303 Sherman Hall
      Phone: (309) 298-1868
  • Web Representative - Jessica Lambert, Webmaster

Marketing & Web Representatives

Marketing and web representatives provide colleges, departments, and faculty with the following support:

  • scheduling events & locations
  • writing/editing copy
  • preparing print for the web and for internal/external marketing and advertising
  • posting to the college, department, and public web calendars
  • submitting items for Campus Connection, University News, and Western News
  • updating college and department websites

WIU Web Services

Web Services, a subsidiary of University Technology, maintains the upper levels of the website and provides support for division/college area web representatives as needed.   Divisions/colleges, departments are responsible for submitting their events to their calendar and to the public web calendar.

  • Jeremy Merritt, Coordinator of Web Services
    • Division: University Technology
      Location: 69 Horrabin Hall
      Phone: (309) 298-1287
  • Heather McMeekan, Webmaster

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Marketing Representative: Bryce Dexter, Development Director
  • Web Representative: Web Services (Interim)

College of Business & Technology

  • Marketing Representative: Barb Arvin, Instructional Technology Systems Manager
  • Web Representative: Barb Arvin, Instructional Technology Systems Manager

College of Education & Human Services

  • Marketing Representative: Dana Moon, Director of Development, Marketing and Community Relations
  • Marketing Representative: Christie Carmack, Assistant Director of Development, Marketing and Community Relations
  • Web Representative: Jason Eveland, Instructional Technology Systems Manager

College of Fine Arts & Communication

  • Marketing Representative: Jill Beck, Assistant to the Dean
  • Web Representative: Khaing Saw, Instructional Technology Systems Manager

Division/Departmental Marketing Reps

Administrative Services

  • Marketing Representative: Digger Oster, Assistant to the Vice President for Administrative Services
  • Web Representative: Scott Lawson, Webmaster
    • Location: Document and Publication Services
      Phone: (309) 298-1000


  • Marketing Representative: Andrew Borst, Director
  • Web Representative: Sean West, Webmaster


  • Marketing Representative: Kelsey Laverdiere, Director, Marketing and Promotions
  • Web Representative: Patrick Osterman, Asst Athletics Director, Media Service & Broadcast

Campus Recreation

  • Marketing Representative: Jody Zscheck, Graphic Designer Associate
    • Location: 200a Student Recreation Center
      Phone: (309) 298-1228
  • Web Representative: Sean West, Webmaster

University Housing & Dining Services

  • Marketing Representative: Leann Meckler, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Web Representative: Leann Meckler


  • Marketing Representative: Eva Galbraith, Marketing Manager
  • Web Representative: Sean West, Webmaster

Student Activities

  • Marketing Representative: Michelle Janisz, Director, Student Activities
  • Web Representative: Sean West, Webmaster

WIU Quad Cities

  • Marketing Representative: Tami Seitz: Director of Marketing, Quad Cities
    • Location: QC Complex 1420 F
      Phone: (309) 762-3999 x62295
  • Web Representative: Karin Chouinard, Instructional Technology Systems Manager