CCI Announces New Director of the School of Communication Studies
Dr. Jon Hess has been named the next director of the School of Communication Studies at the College of Communication and Information, effective July 1, 2022. Hess currently serves as associate dean for faculty scholarship, internationalization, and inclusive excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Dayton.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Hess join the team as we implement the university’s new strategic vision and craft a new strategic plan for the College of Communication and Information,” said Dean Joseph Mazer. “He brings extensive academic leadership experience and … Read more “CCI Announces New Director of the School of Communication Studies”
CCI Professor Sam Swan Retires after 37 Years of Impacting Students, and the World
“My goal here was to provide opportunities for students to have professional experiences so they could gain the confidence to pursue their dreams,” said Professor Sam Swan, as he explained why Dean Don Hileman hired him 37 years ago to build the Department of Broadcasting at what was then the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
As far as purposes go, Swan has fulfilled his, and exponentially more. In his time at what is now the College of Communication and Information (CCI), his efforts have elevated the college, the School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM), and … Read more “CCI Professor Sam Swan Retires after 37 Years of Impacting Students, and the World”
ESPN Writer and Sports Broadcasting Alum Ryan McGee Visits WUTK
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Homecoming Game weekend took on a personal note for alumnus Ryan McGee (’93), who returned to a place that was like home to him during his time as a student at the College of Communication and Information: WUTK studios.
“It’s awesome, the great thing about being back at the radio station is that I know it’s updated, but it looks exactly the same—maybe the stickers have changed, so as an old dude, it makes me feel good, I know where I’m going,” McGee said with a chuckle.