Based on her record of excellence as dean of the West Virginia University Reed College of Media, Maryanne Reed has been named one of the top media administrators in the country.

This month, Reed was named one of three finalists in the national Scripps Howard Foundation Journalism & Mass Communication Administrator of the Year Award. The competition is co-sponsored by Scripps Howard Foundation and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. It recognizes an administrator who has provided vision and leadership for the discipline through creativity and excellence. It is the only award offered to administrators of journalism and mass communications programs.

During Reed’s 11-year tenure as dean, the College of Media has experienced record enrollment in its graduate and undergraduate programs including its master’s degree program in Integrated Marketing Communications, the nation’s first online IMC graduate program. She has led major curriculum and programmatic changes, transformed the program from a school to a college, and paved the way for the development of a new Media Innovation Center.

In May 2015, Reed was tapped to serve as interim dean of the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. She will return to the College of Media April 1, where she has served as dean since 2004. Reed also has served on the faculty of the WVU Reed College of Media (formerly WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism) since 1993. Prior to coming to WVU, Reed was a broadcast reporter and producer, and she has produced several award-winning documentaries and long-form stories for regional and national television.

The award recipient will be selected in late February and recognized during the 2016 AEJMC Conference in Minneapolis on August 4.

AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association that comprises deans and directors of some 190 journalism and mass communication programs at the college level. The organization was founded in 1917 to encourage high standards and effective practices in the administration of communication programs, to promote public understanding of the role of journalism in a democratic society and to support the national accreditation process.



CONTACT: Kimberly Walker, Senior Communications Strategist, Reed College of Media

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