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Have a Say in the Future of Public Relations Education

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The Commission for Public Relations Education wants to hear from you on what needs to be updated, added or revised from the last curriculum standards for undergraduate degrees, which were last reviewed in 2008. Let your voice be heard, and shape the future of public relations education, as we embark on a major review of our last report, “The Professional Bond.”


Jean Valin, APR, Fellow CPRS, principal, Valin Strategic Communications

Valin is the co-chair of the Commission on Public Relations Education and the 2013 recipient of the PRSA David Ferguson award from the Educators Academy. He is Principal at Valin Strategic Communications. Earlier in his career, he was a senior communication executive in the Canadian government.

Karla K. Gower, Ph.D., Behringer distinguished professor, Advertising and Public Relations Department, University of Alabama

At the University of Alabama, Gower serves as director of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. She is the author of four books including Public Relations and the Media: The Troubled Embrace (2007) and Legal and Ethical Considerations for Public Relations (2008). She is currently a co-chair of the Commission on Public Relations Education.