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Statement from Our Chair

Sam Lovato and Aaron Alexander

It’s a great time to be part of the Media Communication Department - our outlook is bright and filled with opportunity. Chairing this department 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 semester, 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 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.

The Media Communications Department’s number one concern is student success. All of us have a renewed sense of energy and productivity this semester. We’re going to have an incredible 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 Media Communication.

- Sam LovatoChair & Professor

Department of Media Communication

Faculty and Staff

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