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Committee Members Appointed in Search for the Next Dean of the Newhouse School
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Michele G. Wheatly today announced the members of a search committee for the next dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, following the death of Dean Lorraine Branham on April 2. Amy Falkner, senior associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of advertising, is serving as interim dean.
The co-chairs of the search committee are Craig Boise, dean of the College of Law, and John Wildhack, director of athletics. Other members of the search committee are the following:
- Kelly Barnett, director of career development, Newhouse School
- Hub Brown, associate dean for research, creativity, international initiatives and diversity and associate professor of broadcast and digital journalism, Newhouse School
- Jonathan Chau, undergraduate student, Newhouse School
- Laura Canuelas-Torres, graduate student, Newhouse School
- Amy Falkner, interim dean of the Newhouse School and associate professor of advertising
- Hua Jiang, associate professor of public relations, Newhouse School
- Joel Kaplan, associate dean for professional graduate studies and professor of magazine, news and digital journalism, Newhouse School
- Lawrence Kramer ’72, Board of Trustees member, Newhouse Advisory Board member
- Jeffery Mangram, associate professor, School of Education
- Anne Osborne, professor of communications, Newhouse School
- Olivia Stomski, director of the Newhouse Sports Media Center, and professor of practice of television, radio and film, Newhouse School
- Mike Tirico ’88, Board of Trustees member, Newhouse Advisory Board member
“I appreciate the members of the newly appointed search committee for taking on such an important role—helping identify the next leader of the Newhouse School to follow the indelible work done by Dean Branham,” Wheatly says. “The world-class Newhouse School is such an incredible place and training ground for our future communicators, who play such an important role in our democracy and helping us understand the events and forces shaping our global society. I am certain the new dean, selected with the assistance of the search committee, will continue to guide the Newhouse School on its legacy of excellence.”
A process to select a national executive search firm to support the search committee is underway, and a firm is expected to be selected this month. Following the selection of the firm, the search committee will meet in July. The search committee chairs will provide regular updates to the Newhouse community.
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