The School of Communications National Advisory Board made its second visit to campus this year April 12.
Seventeen members of the School of Communications Advisory Board discussed the changing media environment, reviewed the latest plans for the school’s future expansion, and spoke in 10 Communications classes April 12.
Participants agreed that storytelling is the common thread across all majors in the School of Communications and that writing remains the most valuable skill that students can possess.
At a luncheon, four students gave presentations, and Elon University President Leo Lambert spoke on “The Impact and Value of an Elon Education.”
Members participating in the board meeting were:
- Michael Radutzky (board vice chair), senior producer of “60 Minutes” and executive producer of creative development at CBS News
- Adele Ambrose, senior vice president and chief communications officer for Merck
- Roger Bolton, president of the Arthur W. Page Society for corporate communication executives
- Ann Camden, senior vice president of Gibbs and Soell public relations agency
- Julie Carey, northern Virginia bureau chief for NBC News4
- Kelly Carlton, creative director of motion design at Trailer Park post-production studio and advertising agency
- Rich Cervini, senior vice president of production and technical operations at CBS Television Distribution
- Tim Franklin, managing editor in the Bloomberg News Washington bureau
- Ellen Hartman, president and CEO of Hartman Public Relations in Atlanta
- Tom Howe, director and general manager of UNC-TV public television
- Claudia Jepsen, executive director of marketing and brand development at This Old House Ventures
- Allen Johnson, editorial page editor of the Greensboro News & Record
- Eric Kraus, senior vice president and chief communications officer at Bacardi Ltd. in Bermuda
- Doug Limerick, news correspondent for ABC Radio Networks
- Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project
- Michael Tackett, managing editor of the Washington bureau for Bloomberg News
- Michael Vadini, founder and CEO of TITAN Technology Partners in Charlotte