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Curran Trades Chapel Hill for South Bend

Thu, Sep. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Joel CurranJoel Curran, who is vice chancellor for communications at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is shifting to Notre Dame for the VP-PA & communications spot effective Nov. 1.

Coyne PR Enrolls at Fairleigh Dickinson

Thu, Apr. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

FDUCoyne Public Relations has picked up Fairleigh Dickinson University as the largest private college in New Jersey seeks to bolster its brand awareness.

Baglivo Enrolls at Pace

Tue, Jan. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mary BaglivoMary Baglivo, one-time CEO Americas for Saatchi & Saatchi, has joined Pace University as chief marketing officer and VP-university relations.

Osako Enrolls at UCLA

Tue, Sep. 10, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Mary OsakoFormer Amazon global communications chief Mary Osako has been named UCLA’s vice chancellor for strategic communications.

BerlinRosen Lands VT's $1B Innovation Campus

Wed, Aug. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Virginia TechBerlinRosen will promote Virginia Tech’s $1B Innovation Campus that will anchor the National Landing District, future home of Amazon’s HQ2 complex.

Pearson Alum Cellini Enrolls at ASA

Wed, Aug. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Annabel CelliniAnnabel Cellini, who spent 15 years at educational publishing giant Pearson, has joined American Student Assistance in Boston as chief strategy officer.

MPAA's Bennett Enrolls at AU

Fri, Jun. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Matt BennettMatt Bennett, who had been executive VP, global communication at the Motion Picture Association of America since 2016, has been named VP and chief communications officer at American University, effective June 24.

The Growing Popularity of Student-Run PR Agencies

Tue, Jan. 22, 2019

By Doug Swanson

Doug SwansonAn explosion of student-run public relations agencies at universities has not only raised the bar for higher education in PR but has put more skilled, qualified graduates in the market.

B-M's Chang Enrolls at Princeton

Fri, Sep. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Benjamin ChangBenjamin Chang, a managing director in Burson-Marsteller's PA and crisis practice in Washington since 2016, has moved to Princeton University as chief spokesperson and media relations director.

Ex-McGreevey Aide Joins Jersey Think Tank

Fri, Jun. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Micah RasmussenMicah Rasmussen, who served as press secretary to former Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, is now director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University.

Howard Consulting Gets Medal of Honor Work

Thu, Apr. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Medal of Honor MuseumHoward Consulting Group is working Capitol Hill on behalf of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, which wants to build a facility to honor recipients of the nation’s highest military decoration.

Hofstra U's Comms. School Taps Lukasiewicz

Tue, Mar. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark LukasiewiczMark Lukasiewicz, who left NBC News last year after a 17-year run, will become dean of Hofstra University's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication on July 1.

Ex-DeVries US CEO Smirnov Shifts to Scholastic

Tue, Mar. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Stephanie SmirnovStephanie Smirnov, who served as US president of DeVries Global and held PR posts at Donna Karan International and L'Oreal, has joined children's publisher Scholastic, as executive VP and head of global corporate communications.

Emory Enrolls PR Veteran Sandor

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

David SandorEmory University has recruited David Sandor, a Powell Tate and Home Depot alum, for senior VP-communications & PA duties. He starts March 19.