UNC biz journalism professor named dean at Connecticut university
Chris Roush, Walter E. Hussman Sr. distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has been named dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.
Jaime Adame of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports, “Roush, 54, begins July 22 in his new role at Quinnipiac, a private university in Connecticut with about 10,000 students.
“‘Chris’ clear sense of vision and mission for the School of Communications, coupled with his commitment to a collaborative and transparent leadership style, made him the ideal candidate to lead the school,’ Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost at Quinnipiac, said in an internal memo announcing Roush’s hire.
“At UNC-Chapel Hill, Roush helped create a business journalism major.
“‘It’s one of the few undergraduate majors in the subject in the United States and it has sent students on to cover business at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC and many other newsrooms,’ Roush said in an email.”
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