Derina R. Holtzhausen, the fourth of five finalists for the position of dean of the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will visit campus Dec. 12-13. Her public presentation will be 2 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Unity Room of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
Administrators, faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend the presentation and provide their thoughts at the following link: go.unl.edu/derinaholtzhausen.
Holtzhausen is professor and director of the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University. She joined Oklahoma State as professor and director of the School of Media and Strategic Communications in 2008. She previously was graduate director and associate professor at the University of South Florida. Her research interests are in the area of communication practice, including internal communication and the impact of organizational variables on communication practice, public relations as a form of activism, international communication practice and strategic communication. She was co-founder and co-editor of the International Journal of Strategic Communication and is co-editor of the Handbook of Strategic Communication. She was a communication practitioner in South Africa for 25 years, which included roles as a partner in a public relations and advertising agency, head of corporate communication of the South African Tourism Board and executive consultant for internal communication at the ABSA Financial Services Group. She holds an M.A. from the University of South Africa and a B.A. and B.A. Hons. from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
On Nov. 25, the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs announced five finalists for the position. In addition to Holtzhausen, they are David A. Craig, Maria B. Marron, Roger M. Lavery, and Peter Bhatia. Learn more about the candidates and the search here.