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Statement from our chair

Department Chair Sam Lovato

It’s a great time to be part of the Mass Communications Department and Center For New Media - our outlook is bright and filled with opportunity. Chairing MCCNM is an honor; I’m proud to help move our department, once again, forward in a positive manner. I’m re-committing to strengthening our media program through a redesign of curriculum, an emboldening of our production labs, and reconnecting with our valued donors and alumni.

I look forward to working with everyone this fall, especially the returning students and new majors. Having spent 30 years on campus, it’s a privilege to lead this talented and future proof department.

Our returning faculty, including Professors Ebersole, Mangino, and Steffen, are motivated to provide world-class instruction to all of our students interested in multimedia journalism, strategic communication, and broadcasting professions.I’m making it a priority to enhance our already excellent standing as a superior communications degree option.

We welcome two new additions to our department, Constance Little and Patrick Deffenbaugh. Both are bringing decades of expertise and experience to MCCNM. Constance will be leading our TODAY multimedia journalism lab and offering our Public Relations Writing and Advertising Copywriting courses.Patrick will deliver Intro to Integrated Communications and Public Relations Campaigns. I plan to bring in more faculty members this spring; we’ve already starting planning our 2020 offerings.

The Mass Communications Department’s number one concern is student success.All of us have a renewed sense of energy and productivity this fall.We’re going to have an incredible 2019-2020 academic year; we’ll be engaged heavily in teaching, scholarship, creativity and service to our great university.The redesign of our curriculum will make our courses more relevant and our department more accessible. The digital culture landscape is transforming; there are extraordinary opportunities on the horizon for the students, staff, and faculty of MCCNM.

Sam Lovato
Chair, Professor
Mass Communications Department and Center for New Media
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Buell Communications Center
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, Colorado 81001

sam.lovato@csupueblo.edu
719.549.2873

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