Board of Advisors

The Advisory Board of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism includes many of the school’s most successful alumni. The board meets twice each year to advise the school on the media world that MCJ students will face upon graduation.

Member

Affiliation

Ronnie Agnew

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Rebecca Baldwin

Zap2it.com

Miranda Beard

WDAM-TV

Rick BiceBice Advertising

Kurt Brautigam

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association

Layne Bruce

Mississippi Press Association

Donald Carson

Communications Consultant

Rick Cleveland

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Teresa Collier

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Kevin Cooper

Natchez Democrat/Boone Newspapers

Irv Cuvas

Broadcast Journalist, Los Angeles

R.S. Field

Music Producer

Karen Gamble

Vicksburg Post

Ted Jackson

The Times-Picayune

Nan Kelley

Great American Country Television

Rex Kelly Mississippi Power—Retired

Kathleen Koch

Freelance Broadcast Journalist

Monte Kraus

Mad Genius

Lynda Lesley

Cirlot Agency

Robert Lesley

Atmos Energy

Margaret Loesch

Hub TV Network

Kate Magandy

The Sun Herald 

Mart Martin

Jackson Spalding

Allan Nation Mississippi Valley Publishing Corporation 

Jennifer Ogden-Combs

Film Producer

Nina Parikh

Mississippi Film Office

Jeff Pedigo

Godwin Group

Bill Phalen

Cities West Publishing, Inc.

Jon Pollard

WHPM-TV

Hank Price

WXII-TV

Donna Ritchey Godwin Group 
Stan SandersWDBD-TV
Joe SciortinoWDAM-TV
Nikki SeabornThe Birmingham News

David Sheffield

Screenwriter

Dub Shoemaker Retired Journalist 

Ted Spruill

NewTek

Stan Tiner

The Sun Herald

Leonard Van Slyke Jr.

Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC

Dave Vincent

WLOX-ABC 13—Retired

Malcolm White

Mississippi Division of Tourism

Kim Willis

USA Today

Gary Wolverton

WCHS-TV

Lisa Wurtzel

Tulane University