Hampton, Va. -- Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications has formed a new board of advisors comprised of some of the most influential leaders in the global media and entertainment industries.
“At Hampton University we are continuing our mission of being a trailblazer in higher education,” said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey. “We are pleased to welcome these leaders in journalism and communications to serve on the board of the Scripps Howard School. Dean Pulley has done an outstanding job bringing together individuals who will provide expertise, insight and guidance to our journalism and communications program as it seeks to become a model for education in the future, and a center for digital media research and innovation.”
In a pioneering move that recognizes the profound manner in which digital media platforms will continue to converge with traditional journalism and communications outlets, Scripps Howard Dean Brett Pulley has organized a group of professionals that includes senior executives from firms such as Facebook, News Corp, The Walt Disney Co., The New York Times Co., Bloomberg L.P., CBS Inc., and AOL Inc.
“The journalism and communications industries are in the midst of an exciting renaissance, and the education of its future professionals must reflect that reality,” Pulley said. “This board has the breadth of expertise and knowledge necessary to help move media education into the future. With our strong foundation at Hampton University, and the raw talent, brilliance and desire that our students possess, the addition of this advisory board positions us to create a new world of opportunity for young people.”
Members of the Scripps Howard School’s Board of Advisors are:
TIM ARMSTRONG – CEO, AOL Corp.
RICHARD BOEHNE – President and CEO, E.W. Scripps Co.
SUBHASH CHANDRA – Founder and Chairman, Essel Group
ROBERT CHRISTIE – Senior VP, Corporate Communications, New York Times Co.
BARBARA CIARA – Anchor and Managing Editor, WTKR NewsChannel 3, Norfolk, Virginia
MARK CUBAN – Chairman, HDNet; Owner, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks
ED DANDRIDGE – CEO, National Association of Investment Companies
MICHAEL DAYS – Managing Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
PAT FORD – Global Vice-Chairman, Burson-Marsteller
SIMON GILLHAM – Senior Executive VP, Communications, Vivendi Corp.
MICHELLE HORD-WHITE – VP, Talent Development & Pipeline Programs, NBC Universal
KIM L. HUNTER -- President/CEO, LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS
SHEILA JOHNSON – Co-Founder, Black Entertainment TV; CEO, Salamander Hospitality
ROB KING – Senior VP and Editor-in-Chief; ESPN Digital Media
JOE LOCKHART – VP, Global Communications, Facebook
PHYLLIS MCGRADY – Senior VP, Creative Development, ABC News
MICHELLE MILLER – Correspondent. CBS News
ZENIA MUCHA – Executive VP, Chief Communications Officer, Walt Disney Co.
JAMES MURDOCH – Deputy Chief Operating Officer, News Corp.
NORMAN PEARLSTINE – Chef Content Officer, Bloomberg L.P
MIKE PHILIPPS – President and CEO, Scripps Howard Foundation
DAVID RHODES – President, CBS News
DESIREE ROGERS – CEO, Johnson Publishing Co.
HARRY SMITH – Correspondent, NBC News
PAUL STEIGER – CEO and President, ProPublica
JIM WIATT – Strategic Advisor to AOL; former CEO of William Morris Agency Inc.
MICHAEL WOLF – Founder & Managing Director, Activate