External Affairs

The Chicago State University Department of External Affairs includes Marketing and Government and Community Engagement.

The Marketing and Media Relations staff provides leadership for branding and marketing Chicago State University through publications, campaign planning, graphic design, photography, and writing. The department strives to ensure that a consistent message and image are sent from all colleges and departments across the campus.

Media Relations is the source for media inquiries and campus news. The media relations staff reports news, maintains contact with the media, and develops messaging and strategic communication plans for the University.


Media Inquires

The Office of Marketing and Media Relations is available to assist journalists and producers on a variety of topics. Contact one of our staff members listed below for help coordinating interviews, gathering information or staying abreast of the latest news at Chicago State University.

Lauren Finch

Director of Marketing & Integrated Communications

(773) 821-4976



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Contact Us


9501 S. King Drive

Cook Administration Building Room 322

Chicago, IL 60628

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Hours of Operations:

9am to 5pm

Monday - Friday


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.

Our Team

Lauren Finch

Director of Marketing & Integrated Communications

(773) 821-4976


Erin Steva

Vice President of External Affairs

Email: esteva@csu.edu

William Woods

Graphic Design Manager

Phone: (773) 995-2389

Email: wwoods20@csu.edu 

Seville Spearman

Assistant Director of Partnerships

Phone: (773) 995-4426

Email: sspearma@csu.edu

Monica Gordon

Director of Government Affairs & Community Relations

Phone: (773) 821-2845

Email: mgordo20@csu.edu

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