The University of Georgia Advertising and Public Relations department is ranked so highly nationwide because of its students, alumni and experiential learning opportunities. However, one of the largest contributors to the success of the department is the excellence of the faculty and staff.
An ideal example of the department's outstanding faculty is Associate Professor of Public Relations Maria Len-Rios. Professor Len-Rios is concluding her term on the Publications Committee, and is moving to represent UGA on AEJMC's Standing Committee for Research in a international/national service role.
AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) is a nonprofit educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The Association's mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to cultivate the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice and a better informed public.
Len-Rios received 405 votes and placed first in the balloting for a seat on the Research Committee. She will serve a three-year term on the committee beginning October 1.
Thank you for all you do, Professor Len-Rios. We're incredibly proud of you, and thankful for professors of your caliber representing the AdPR department at UGA so well.