Whitt Named to ITGA Board of Directors

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Marc C. Whitt, associate vice president for public relations and chief communications officer at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named to the Board of Directors of the International Town and Gown Association.

He will serve a two-year term. His duties will include serving as co-chair of ITGA’s marketing committee, which will work to develop a marketing program to help further the organization's desire to build membership among university and civic leaders worldwide. He will also serve on the Executive Directors Advisory Committee for International Relations

“We could not be happier to have Marc officially on board with ITGA,” said Kim Griffo, Executive Director International Town and Gown Association. “He has been involved from day one with ITGA. Since 2009, Marc’s support and efforts to advance ITGA on the national and international level have contributed tremendously to the rapid growth and strength of the organization.

“It is an honor to work with Marc in this capacity and we truly appreciate his dedication and look forward to having his expertise serve the membership of ITGA,” Griffo added.

Whitt chaired the 2012 Conference Planning Committee for the Association’s seventh annual University-City Relations Conference, held at EKU June 4-8. Since 2006, ITGA annual conferences have also been held at the University of Florida, Texas A & M, Murray State University, Iowa State University and the University of Colorado.

At EKU, Whitt is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication, where he teaches a public relations course.

ITGA strives to become the primary information resource point for common issues between institutions of higher learning and the communities in which they reside, bringing together practitioners from varying fields to address immediate issues and future opportunities. The ITGA provides a network of resources to assist civic leaders, university officials, faculty, neighborhood residents and students to collaborate on common services, programs, academic research and citizen issues, creating an improved quality of life for all residents, students, visitors, faculty and staff.

Published on August 27, 2012