University of Missouri names new journalism dean
COLUMBIA (AP) - Missouri officials announced Thursday a Louisiana State University professor would become dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
David Kurpius, professor of mass communication and an associate vice chancellor at LSU, had a start date of July 1 set.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reported Kurpius' annual salary would be $240,000.
He was hired to replace Dean Mills, who announced his retirement after 25 years of leading the journalism school. He started working part-time earlier in the year as the director of the Reynolds Fellows program at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Kurpius has worked for LSU's mass communication school since 1997. He was the associate dean of undergraduate studies and administration from 2005 to 2010 and taught advanced newsgathering classes, public affairs reporting and courses on minorities in journalism.
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