David Kurpius, who is now a professor and associate vice-chancellor for enrollment management at Louisiana State University (LSU), will become the Missouri School of Journalism’s dean on July 1st.
Garnett Stokes, University of Missouri provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs:
“With more than 10 years of professional television news and production experience and a proven record of increasing diversity in student and faculty populations as an academic administrator, David is uniquely qualified to lead the School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. We’re excited to have him here as the School of Journalism is poised to enter a new era of innovation. David’s scholarship as well as his academic and professional background will help elevate MU’s status as a top-tier, AAU (Association of American Universities) land-grant institution.”
As dean, Kurpius will “provide leadership and help shape the future of journalism and strategic communication through the School’s missions of education, research and engagement,” according to a press release issued by the school. He will lead the school in developing “strategic and innovative interdisciplinary programs, industry outreach, alumni engagement and fundraising, effective recruitment nationally and internationally, and promotion of best practices in traditional and emerging forms of journalism and strategic communication.”
“It’s a time of great change in journalism and strategic communication, and I look forrward to working with the students, faculty, staff and administration as we work to rethink and reshape our practice and study in this industry. I’m honored to join the Missouri School of Journalism community and to continue building the School’s strong tradition and reputation.”
Source: Missouri School of Journalism