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Sunday July 3rd

Unc School Of Media And Journalism

Breaking down UNC's ongoing dean searches

UNC is actively conducting dean searches for the Adams School of Dentistry, Hussman School of Journalism and Media and Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dean searches for the College of Arts & Sciences and UNC School of Nursing will begin soon. 

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Dean Susan King smiles for a portrait in Chapel Hill on Saturday August 21, 2021.

Susan King reflects on 10 years as dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media

With the announcement of Dean Susan King's departure from her position of leadership, students and faculty remember her impact on the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Under King, the school has expanded to one of UNC’s largest majors and exceeded its $75 million dollar fundraising goal under the Campaign for Carolina. King was vocal in her support of hiring Nikole Hannah-Jones with tenure, especially after the Board of Trustees initially failed to offer it with the position. 

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Susan King, the dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism, is photographed outside of Carroll Hall on August 16, 2017, in Chapel Hill. King is also a John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor. Photo courtesy of Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill.

Op-ed: Dean King's impact on "J-school kids"

"Thank you, Dean King. My entire experience as a journalism student at UNC was what it was because of you. It is a gift of the community that is evergreen. Your legacy will allow more and more young journalists, especially young women journalists, to shine."

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