External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs is made up of the Communications and Marketing Department and Government and Community Engagement Department.

The Marketing Department oversees branding and marketing through publications, campaign planning, graphic design, photography, and writing. The department also manages media inquiries and campus news.

The Government and Community Engagement Department facilitates communications and relationships between the University community, elected officials, government entities and community stakeholders at the local, state and federal levels.

Media Inquires

Contact staff listed below for help coordinating interviews, gathering information or staying abreast of the latest news at Chicago State University.

Lauren Finch

Senior Director of Integrated Marketing & Communications 

(773) 821-4976

lfinch@csu.edu

 

Logo & Trademark Licensing

The right to use and reproduce the images will be at all times subject to and governed by the specific terms of agreement described by the Chicago State University Trademarks and Licensing Program, as well as the following general terms and conditions:

  1. Chicago State University seals, logos and document templates are the exclusive property and copyright of Chicago State University.
  2. User warrants that the use of the seal, logos and document templates are solely for Chicago State University purposes.
  3. Exclusive rights to any seal or logo are not available.
  4. Context of use:
    1. The seal and logos may not be used in a defamatory or pornographic context, or contrary to ethical business practices;
    2. User is responsible for all text used and claims made in connection with the use of any seal or logo.

All manufacturers or retailers wishing to produce or sell items bearing the logo or any other trademark of the University must receive licensure to do so from the University's licensing agency, Collegiate Licensing Company. This includes all uses of the University's symbols on products, including those for promotions and advertising.

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Our Team

Erin Steva
Vice President of External Affairs
(773) 995-5400
Lauren Finch
Senior Director of Integrated Marketing & Communications
(773) 821-4976
Monica Gordon
Director of Government Affairs & Community Relations
(773) 821-2845
Seville Spearman
Assistant Director
(773) 995-4426
William Woods
Graphic Design Manager
(773) 995-2389
Holly Gefvert
Web Content Strategist
(773) 995-4464
Blake Reasoner
Marketing & Publicity Coordinator