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Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Asher Graduates PR Job at OSU
By Kevin McCauley
 
herb asherHerb Asher, senior VP-government affairs at Ohio State University, is stepping down Jan. 30.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
CU Biz School Taps Ed Marketing Specialist After Review
By Greg Hazley
 
leedsThe University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business has handed a $100K marketing and communications pact to Eduvantis, the Chicago-based education sector marketing firm of PR vet Tim Westerbeck.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Brown Univ Begins Search for PA Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
marisa quinnBrown University has kicked off a search for a VP of public affairs and university relations as current VP Marisa Quinn is slated to move into a new role at the Ivy League institution's Watson Institute for International Studies.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Golden Enrolls at Arcadia U
By Greg Hazley
 
matthew goldenMatthew Golden, associate VP for communications at New Jersey Institute of Technology, has moved to Arcadia University outside of Philadelphia as VP for its newly formed university relations unit.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Paula Payton Leaves NYU CC/PR Program
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

payton dilorenzoPaula Payton, who succeeded John Doorley as head of the NYU graduate corporate communications & PR sequence in February, will join SmartSports, sports technology firm, in October.

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Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
UT's Lewis Transfers to Emory to Lead Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
jerry lewisJerry Lewis, who held top communications posts at the Univ. of Texas at Arlington and Univ. of Miami, is transferring to Emory University in Atlanta to lead communications and public affairs.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Teller Exits FTI for University Stint
By Greg Hazley
 
harlan tellerHarlan Teller has taken a leave of absence from his top strategic communications slot at FTI Consulting to lead marketing and communications for Northern Illinois University for the next two years.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014
Univ of Florida Enrolls Hopson for Agency Startup
By Greg Hazley
 

andy hopsonThe University of Florida has registered Chicago agency PR vet Andy Hopson to start up a strategic communication agency as part of its College of Journalism and Communications.

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Thu., Jun. 5, 2014
Univ of Maine System Gets Demeritt for PR
By Greg Hazley
 
dan demerittDan Demeritt, former communications director to Maine Gov. Paul LePage, has moved to the $529M Univ. of Maine System as executive director of public affairs.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Wed., May 21, 2014
Galvin Trades Harvard for ASU
By Greg Hazley
 

kevin galvinKevin Galvin, a former Boston Globe editor who is senior communications director for Harvard University, is trading Cambridge for Tempe as he takes the top communications post at Arizona State University.

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Wed., Mar. 19, 2014
NYU Targets Recent Grads, Int'l Students
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

di lorenzoNYU grad program in PR and corporate communications is putting more emphasis on enrolling recent college grads and others starting PR careers as well as those from other countries.

 
Category: PR in Higher Education
Mon., Feb. 10, 2014
New NYU Dept Heads May Open PR Info Doors
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
nyuThe appointment of Paula Payton as director of Strategic Communication, Marketing and Media Mgmt. programs at New York University, a title that drops "PR" although there is still an M.S. in PR and corp. comms., may herald a new era in this section of NYU.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014
NYU Adopts New Dept Name for Marketing, PR and Graphic Comms Programs
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
paula paytonThe NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies has adopted the new name of Strategic Communication, Marketing and Media Management for a department that offers graduate degree programs and noncredit offerings in PR, marketing and graphic communications. Removal is part of trend to discard PR in business/educational worlds. Program founder John Doorley leaves.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
PR Textbook Strikes Celebrity Note
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

practice of prThe fact that Lady Gaga is on the front cover of the 12th edition of The Practice of Public Relations by Fraser Seitel tells a lot about how marketing PR is practiced these days—hitch your wagon to a celeb.

Category: PR in Higher Education
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Goodman Enrolls at Pratt
By Kevin McCauley
 
Pratt Institute, the 126 year-old art, design, fashion and architectural college in Brooklyn, has hired Goodman Media International to bolster its media footprint in New York City.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
W2O CEO Wants Grads with Passion, Speed, Social Skills
By Samantha Mendoza
 
san jose stateJim Weiss, CEO of W2O Group, $62 million firm in healthcare, tech and consumer, told 200 students at San Jose State University Nov. 5 that his firm is looking for grads that have passion, computer and social skills and who “play to win vs. playing not to lose.”
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
Quinnipiac's PR Grad Program Creator Fitzpatrick to FIU
By Greg Hazley
 
kathy fitzpatrickTenured PR professor at Quinnipiac University who helped develop PRSA's code of ethics moves to Florida International University in Miami as associate dean of research and graduate programs for its school of journalism and mass communications.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
UT Gets $50M Grant for Communs. College
By Kevin McCauley
 
utThe University of Texas at Austin has received a $50M grant from the Moody Foundation to establish the Moody College of Communications, which is the largest endowment received by any U.S. public college for the study of communications.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
NYC's Cornell Tech to Shatter University Model
By Kevin McCauley
 
Dan HuttenlocherDan Huttenlocher today said Cornell Tech is going to shatter the traditional model of universities by actively encouraging engagement between the academic and private sector communities.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Mon., Oct. 7, 2013
Learn More Things, BU PR Students Told; We Agree
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
jens bangSome 200 Boston University students spent an evening Oct. 3 with executives of seven major PR firms and Kathy Cripps, president of the Council of PR Firms.
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