Whitt Re-Elected Chair of AASCU Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs

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Marc C. Whitt, associate vice president for public relations and chief communications officer for Eastern Kentucky University, has been re-elected chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs, a 13-member group for AASCU’s division of communications.

Whitt, who has served as chair for the 2010-11 academic year, was selected to chair the 2011-12 advisory council during the recent AASCU Communications Conference for Senior Public Relations and Marketing Officers in Washington, D.C.

AASCU is the leadership association of 420 public colleges and universities throughout the United States and Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Association’s purpose is to promote appreciation and support for public higher education and the distinctive contributions of member colleges and universities;to analyze public policy, and to advocate for member institutions and the students they serve; to provide policy leadership and program support to strengthen academic quality, promote access and inclusion, and facilitate educational innovation; andto create professional development opportunities for institutional leaders, especially presidents, chancellors and their spouses.

Membership is open to any regionally accredited institution of higher education offering programs leading to bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees and wholly or partially state supported or state controlled.

AASCU schools enroll more than 3 million students or 56 percent of the enrollment at all public four-year institutions.

Published on April 26, 2011