University Communications and Marketing

The Office of University Communications and Marketing, a division of Institutional Advancement, is comprised of a variety of professionals dedicated to promoting the endeavors of McKendree University. The responsibilities of the office include:

• Upholding a strong strategic plan for the McKendree image and brand

• Connecting the McKendree community to the media

• Publicizing and promoting the news of McKendree University

• Effectively marketing graphics and print materials

• Providing support for the McKendree University website

• Nourishing long-lasting relationships with local communities

• Creating and publishing the McKendree Magazine

• Facilitating photography and photo shoots for the University

• Monitoring the image of McKendree on the Web

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

301 Stanton St. (located in the Victorian House)


Meet the Staff

Photo of Lisa BrandonLisa Brandon

Director of Media Relations
(618) 537-6865




Photo of Krysti ConnellyKrysti Connelly

Executive Director
(618) 537-6861




Photo of Michael EmbrichMichael Embrich

Director of Web Communications & Digital Assets
(618) 537-6550




Photo of Michele ErschenMichele Erschen

Director of Marketing & Community Relations
(618) 537-6571




Photo of Nathan LuberNathan Luber

Digital Asset Coordinator
(618) 537-6545




Photo of Ed VernonEdward Vernon

Graphic Designer
(618) 537-6525