University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Director of University Communications and Gulf Park Campus Communication Officer Jenny Tate was recently elected president of the College of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM).
Tate was voted unanimously to serve as the 2016-17 president during the annual CPRAM statewide conference held May 23-24 at the Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center in Ocean Springs, Miss.
As president, Tate will lead CPRAM and its board of directors throughout the 2016-17 school year and coordinate next year’s state conference. She succeeds outgoing president Reed Abraham of Mississippi Delta Community College.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve as president of the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi in the upcoming academic year,” said Tate. “I look forward to representing The University of Southern Mississippi as president of this wonderful organization comprised of many of our state’s top public relations professionals.”
Tate previously held the position of senior institutions representative for CPRAM, serving as a voting member on the board of directors and assisting in annual conference duties. As president, Tate will oversee the state’s largest group of public relations professionals representing Mississippi’s two- and four-year colleges and universities.
“Jenny Tate is an ambitious and skilled public relations professional who will serve CPRAM well as its leader,” said Jim Coll, University of Southern Mississippi chief communication officer and CPRAM member. “Her creativity and organizational skills are sure to bring bold, new ideas that the organization can effectively implement.”
CPRAM is a consortium of public relations professionals employed at Mississippi’s public and private colleges and universities.