We are student services/academic affairs professionals committed to your growth and success. The SSC team herald from various educational, vocational, and life paths and we believe our diverse journeys, perspectives and approaches better inspires us to work with you as you tread your own path towards academic and professional success.


Julian Parrott- Associate Dean

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Education

  • Ed.D, Higher Education & Administration University of Illinois
  • M.A.  History Western Illinois University
  • B.A. (hons) American Studies University of Manchester, U.K.

Areas of responsibility

  • Associate dean for academic affairs and student services.
  • Supervises the SSC unit.
  • Advises students.
  • MDIA 100 and the occasional MDIA 199 Discovery course

Personal interests

  • Running
  •  soccer, (especially the EPL)
  •   hiking
  •  woodworking
  • reading
  •  movies, James Bond
  •  cooking for friends and family

Megan Tucker Zwilling – Assistant Dean

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Education

  • M.A. Communication, Colorado State University
  • B.A. Speech Communication and Theater, Illinois College

Areas of responsibility

  • Assistant dean for admissions and honors
  • James Scholar program
  • Mediapalooza
  • Fall Open House
  • Advises students MDIA 100

Personal interests

  • Colorado
  •  The Hunger Games
  •  Playing the piano
  •  Reading
  •  The Cubs
  •  The Illini
  •  Watching my former students report the news on local TV

Terry Cole, Jr. - Academic Advisor

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Education

  • M.Ed. Education Policy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. Recreation Sports and Tourism (Sports Management), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Responsibility

  • Advising Students
  • Teaching MDIA 100

Personal Interest

  • Hip-Hop… Music in general!
  • Sports
  • NCAA – Fighting Illini … and any SEC School
  • NFL- Indianapolis Colts
  • Baseball -St. Louis Cardinals
  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers
  • Marvel and D.C. Superhero’s
  • Roller Skating

Holly Pflum – Academic Advisor

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Education

  • M.S. College Student Affairs, Eastern Illinois University
  • B.S. Sociology, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • A.S. Early Childhood Education, Parkland College

Areas of responsibility

  • Advise students in the College of Media
  • Teach MDIA 100

Personal interests

  • Spending time with my family and friends
  • Being outdoors (hiking, camping, walking our puppy)
  • Anything sports-related, including watching the Cubs, Bears and Illini, as well as competing
  • Working out
  • Cooking/trying out new recipes

Jessica Hogue, Director, Media Career Services (MCS)

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Education

  • B.S.  Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University

Areas of responsibility

  • MCS program development, organization, and management
  • Preparing students for internships and careers - student interviewing techniques, résumé writing, networking, teamwork, professional communications, time management, motivation, and employer-college relations

Personal interests

  • Sports fanatic  (Go Illini! Go Cardinals! Go Bears!)
  • World traveler
  • Social butterfly
  • Health nut (or at least trying to be!)
  • student advocate