Public relations veteran Ron Culp
has been named director of the graduate Public Relations and Advertising
(PRAD) program in the College of Communication.
Culp, who is the former director of global agency Ketchum’s North American practice, will work with graduate faculty to recruit adjunct instructors and create new academic programs to better prepare students for post-graduation career opportunities. He also will serve as primary career adviser to PRAD master’s students. Beginning in January 2012, Culp will teach a graduate-level course “Career Strategies for Public Relations and Advertising.”