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Ragas Invited to Join Arthur W. Page Society

Matt Ragas, associate professor and academic director of the PRAD graduate program, has been invited to join the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society​.

The membership of the Page Society is chief communications officers (CCOs) of Fortune 500 companies and leading non-profit organizations, the CEOs of top public relations agencies, and leading academics from select universities. Out of the Page Society's more than 700 members from 25 countries around the world, there are only around 50 educator members.

In 2013, Ragas was part of the founding class and the first educator to be inducted into Page Up, a sister organization to the Page Society. He has also served as the faculty adviser on nine winning PRAD graduate student team entries into the annual Page Society and Institute for Public Relations case study competition in corporate communications.

The Page Society and its guiding set of principles are named in honor of Arthur W. Page, who served as vice president of public relations for AT&T from 1927 to 1946. Page was the first public relations executive to serve as an officer and member of the bBoard of directors of a major public firm.