UPDATE 03/16/2022: The story text has been updated to include a statement from Reis provided by UNC Media Relations.
Raul Reis, the current dean of the Emerson College School of Communication, will be the next dean of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, the University announced Friday.
Reis has served at Emerson College since 2016, and currently oversees eight undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs. Prior to this role, Reis was dean of Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
He will be dean of the Hussman School effective July 1.
“Reis joins UNC Hussman during an exciting time of success and growth,” the University’s announcement said.
In a statement, Reis thanked the journalism school community and the University’s leaders for the warm welcome he's received.
“I am humbled and honored to have been chosen to serve as the next Dean of the Hussman School, which is home to some of the top journalism and media programs and initiatives in the country,” he said. “I couldn’t be more excited by the prospect of moving to North Carolina, and working side by side with this incredible group of award-winning faculty, staff and students.”