Arkansas State University has named an interim director for the School of Media and Journalism.
Brad Rawlins will serve as the school’s interim director, according to Carl Cates, ASU’s Dean of the College of Literal Arts and Communications.
The School of Media and Journalism was formed in early 2019 to house programs that fell under the department of media, in addition to student media and the public radio program.
Prior to his new position, Rawlins served as dean of the College of Media and Communication. This college was later merged with two other colleges to “promote cross-disciplinary synergy,” according to an ASU press release.
He holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in foreign languages and literature and one in communications; a master’s degree in advertising and public relations; and a Ph.D. in mass communication.
“I am thankful that Brad has accepted the challenge of launching our new School of Media and Journalism during this inaugural year,” Cates said. “It’s important to have someone with such a strong background in administration for our new school and prepare it for the heightened visibility we’re planning for these signature programs of Arkansas State.”