Susan McKenna has more than 15 years of experience at the University of Illinois, including strategic planning, design, writing and editing for digital and print, and advising, coaching and assisting students, event support, media/external relations, and alumni relations. From 2005-2007 she led the communications and marketing for the campus’ first entry in the Solar Decathlon, and she was chair of the Career Services Council from 2010-2011. Before joining the staff at Illinois, Susan served as vice president of Precision Graphics in Champaign. She earned a B.S. in Career & Organizational Studies from Eastern Illinois University and an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Name while at MIAD: Schmieden
Majored in: Communication Design / Graphic Design
Layton School of Art & Design
Business Name: Associate Director of Communications at University of Illinois
Areas: Strategic communications and marketing for digital and print, writing, editing, design, media/public relations, web development, social media, branding, presentations, budgeting, tracking ROI, and project management