Jan Lauren Boyles, assistant professor in the Greenlee School, has been elected to serve as vice chair of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Council of Divisions.
In August, Boyles will begin her two-year term as vice chair, which will be followed by a two-year term as chair. In this position, she will also begin a four-year term on AEJMC’s Board of Directors.
The Council of Divisions supervises and assesses AEJMC’s various divisions and interest groups, fields and evaluates petitions for new groups and provides logistical support for all programming sessions at AEJMC’s annual conferences each August.
AEJMC is a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners, and its mission is “to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice, a better informed public and wider human understanding.”