PRAD's Culp Named Plank Center Chair

Public Relations and Advertising graduate director and instructor Ron Culp had been named chair of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, the PR center founded by the University of Alabama.

The Plank Center issued a press release announcing Culp's chairmanship.

"Ron Culp, professional director of the public relations and advertising graduate program at DePaul University, was elected chair to replace John 'Jack' Koten.

"Culp headed public relations and government affairs at Sears before beginning an agency career that included Ketchum, where he was a partner and managing director of the agency’s Midwest operations, and North American Corporate Practice."

In separate news, Culp was recently named Public Relations Professor of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).