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B-M's Patrick Ford to Teach at University of Florida

Wed, Jul. 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Patrick FordPatrick Ford, worldwide vice chair and chief client officer, Burson-Marsteller, is taking a leave to teach at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications in 2017-18. He will be part-time with B-M as senior advisor.

The Agency at UF Helps Grads Get Jobs

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017

By Editorial Staff

The Agency website profiling graduating seniorsThe Agency at the University of Florida, staffed by students and run by faculty, has launched a new website profiling graduating seniors.

Notre Dame Enrolls Gibbons for Academic PR

Fri, Mar. 17, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Patrick GibbonsPatrick Gibbons, who leads communications for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, is slated to move to the University of Notre Dame as executive director of academic communications next month.

U. of Florida Students Visit PR/Ad Agencies, Big Apple

Tue, Feb. 14, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

The Agency logoThe Agency, a communication firm affiliated with the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications staffed by students, visited 15 New York PR and advertising agencies earlier this month. (1 reader comment)

New Crises for College Presidents

Fri, Dec. 11, 2015

By Rene Henry

rene henryStudents want to reinterpret the First Amendment, redefine free speech and rewrite history by erasing historical facts.

Cook to Lead Annenberg's PR Program

Tue, Sep. 8, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

Fred CookThe USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today named Golin CEO Fred Cook director of its strategic communications and PR center.

Yeshiva Answers Faculty, Student Criticisms

Wed, Jul. 22, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

ivoryYeshiva University, responding to the March faculty vote of “No confidence” in president Richard Joel, said it is working on deficit reduction but needs the help of faculty. Yeshiva critic Steven Weiss of TakePart puts spotlight on high college costs.


Stauderman Trades Yale for Rochester

Tue, Jun. 2, 2015

By Greg Hazley

elizabeth staudermanElizabeth Stauderman, chief communications officer for Yale University, is departing for the top communications role at the Univ. of Rochester, following a search by the upstate New York institution.

Ambrosini Directs NYU Strategic Comms Program

Fri, Jan. 30, 2015

By Greg Hazley

angela-ambrosiniAngela Ambrosini, creative/marketing director for the American Camp Association, has been named director of NYU's School of Professional Studies Strategic Communication, Marketing and Media Management programs.

Virgina Tech PR Chief to Retire

Wed, Jan. 21, 2015

By Greg Hazley

larry hinckerLarry Hincker, the associate VP for university relations who helped "brand" Virginia Tech and led the institution's PR through a 2007 campus shooting, will retire this year after 25 years in Blacksburg.

Asher Graduates PR Job at OSU

Fri, Nov. 21, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

herb asherHerb Asher, senior VP-government affairs at Ohio State University, is stepping down Jan. 30.

CU Biz School Taps Ed Marketing Specialist After Review

Tue, Nov. 4, 2014

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.

Brown Univ Begins Search for PA Chief

Thu, Oct. 16, 2014

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.

Golden Enrolls at Arcadia U

Wed, Oct. 8, 2014

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.

Paula Payton Leaves NYU CC/PR Program

Thu, Sep. 11, 2014

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.

UT's Lewis Transfers to Emory to Lead Comms

Mon, Jul. 28, 2014

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.

Teller Exits FTI for University Stint

Fri, Jun. 27, 2014

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.

Univ of Florida Enrolls Hopson for Agency Startup

Mon, Jun. 9, 2014

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.